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Parking Enforcement Officer Assaulted, suspect arrested

On March 9th at approximately 4:12 p.m. an SPD Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) was performing his normal duties, in full PEO uniform, on his bicycle.  At Yale Avenue and Howell Street a 20-year-old male suspect was walking towards the PEO while yelling profanities at everyone in the area.  The suspect lunged towards the PEO and pushed him with both hands in the center of his chest, knocking the PEO off his bicycle.  The suspect then moved towards the PEO and continued to assault him before another male who was with the suspect convinced the suspect that they should leave.

Uniformed police officers responded to the scene in response to the PEO’s call for help.  Officers arrived on scene, located the suspect and took him into custody. 

The suspect was subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault (Felony Assault).

The victim PEO was not injured.