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Aggravated Assault in Rainier Valley

On August 11th at approximately 6:33 p.m. officers responded to a house in the 7500 block of 45th Avenue South for the report of two males fighting with a knife involved.  Officers arrived on scene and contacted both involved parties.  There was a house party going on and the fight was broken up before the arrival of officers.  

Preliminary investigation indicates that a verbal altercation ensued between the two adult male suspects. Suspect #1, a 40-year-old male,  is a renter at the house.  Suspect #2, a 39-year-old male, is a former roommate who now lives elsewhere in the neighborhood.  The verbal altercation between the two men escalated when suspect #2 struck suspect #1 on the head with a beer bottle, inflicting a non-life-threatening head wound. 

Suspect #1 then went into the house and retrieved a large knife.  Suspect #1 emerged from the house and began swinging the knife at suspect #2, cutting suspect #2 on the head and arm.  

Medics were called to the scene and both suspects were subsequently transported to an area hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.  Both suspects remain under hospital guard at this time.  Upon release both suspects will be booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault.  Alcohol appears to have played a factor in this incident.