Pipe attack

On August 25th at around 10:10 p.m., West Precinct patrol officers responded to a report of an assault in the 2200 block of Thorndyke Avenue West.  The victim and witnesses informed officers that a man had approached their car asking for a cigarette.  When they informed him that they didn’t have one, the suspect produced a pipe and struck the victim in the head.  The victim and the witnesses drove away from the suspect and called 911. 

Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.  Seattle Fire medics responded and treated the victim’s injuries.  The witnesses brought the victim to a local hospital for additional medical care.