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Officer Assaulted, property damaged, suspects arrested

On September 13th at approximately 2:01 a.m. officers responded to a disturbance in the 2200 block of 1st Avenue downtown. Preliminary investigation indicates that the incident began when the suspect and victim got into some type of verbal argument as the victim was driving by in his vehicle. The suspect began to assault the victim as he sat in his running vehicle. Seeing the assault, several additional suspects joined in and pulled the victim from his vehicle and continued to assault him. The primary suspect then jumped onto the victim’s vehicle and smashed out the windshield and rear window of the vehicle before fleeing southbound on foot.

A responding officer contacted the suspect, who was hostile and uncooperative. The suspect assaulted the officer by shoving him in the chest, causing the officer to briefly lose his balance. The suspect then fled on foot. The officer gave chase and was able to take the suspect into custody without further incident.

The victim sustained facial injuries from the assault.  He was treated at the scene by SFD Medics and released.

The primary suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Malicious Mischief (felony property damage) with additional misdemeanor charges of Assault (two counts) and Obstructing an Officer requested.

A second suspect was also arrested and booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Malicious Mischief.  The officer who was assaulted was not injured.