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Man Assaulted in the 1700 block of Broadway Avenue

On December 2nd at approximately 5:30 p.m. officers responded to the “Occupy Seattle” camp in the 1700 block of Broadway Avenue for the report of an assault.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the 42-year-old male victim was standing north of the Occupy Seattle camp holding a sign that read “Occupy Somewhere Else, Not My School”. 

Three to five male suspects in their 20’s approached the victim and apparently disagreed with his sign.  The suspects had dogs with them and at one point used one of the dogs to intimidate him.  After some verbal jabs at the victim one of the suspects punched the victim on the side of the head.  The suspects then ran off into the Occupy Seattle camp.

Responding officers conducted an area check but were unable to locate the suspects.  Officers continue to actively investigate.