Man assaults park ranger at Westlake Park last night

On October 19th, at approximately 8:00 pm, officers were assigned to Westlake Park.  While there, they were notified of a man in a sleeping bag who was becoming uncooperative with the park rangers.  A ranger with the Park Department had informed the man that camping in the park was not permitted.  The man was verbally hostile toward the rangers and later officers.  As he began picking up his backpack and sleeping bag, he tossed a lit cigarette at the ranger, striking him near his face.  The 20 year old man was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for assault.