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Man murdered, suspect arrested

On November 22nd at 10:37 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of an assault in progress in the area of 15th Avenue and East Union Street.  A man had attacked another man with an object that witnesses described as a pick axe.  The suspect then fled on foot. 

Responding officers found the victim dead and began a search of the area.  Within minutes, officers located and arrested the suspect.  What officers believe to be the murder weapon was also recovered. 

The suspect has been transported to Seattle Police Headquarters for questioning.  Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) detectives have responded to process the crime scene and search for evidence.  Homicide detectives will be interviewing witnesses and the suspect. 

More will be posted on this incident as soon as it becomes available.