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Officer assaulted and injured during fight disturbance

On October 18th at approximately 2:25 a.m. an officer was on scene at a nightclub in the 2200 block of Western Avenue when he intervened to assist a nightclub security guard who was assaulted while breaking up a fight between two groups of males. The officer attempted to contact one suspect when he was grabbed from behind in a bear hug by a second suspect. This second suspect was taken into custody by the officer. When the officer went to contact the original suspect he was assaulted by this suspect. This suspect slapped the officer’s hand away when the officer attempted to arrest him. The suspect then pushed the officer in the chest with his left hand while raising his right fist towards the officer to strike him. The officer took this suspect into custody with the assistance of nightclub security.

While taking the second suspect into custody the officer sustained an injury to his right hand. The officer was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was undergoing treatment at the time of this writing. Both male suspects were booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault, a felony charge.