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Knife-Wielding Suspect Arrested After Chasing Men, Yelling Slurs On Capitol Hill

Officers arrested a 37-year-old man early Sunday for threatening three men with a knife on Capitol Hill and yelling derogatory remarks about their sexual orientation.

Shortly after midnight, a victim flagged down officers patrolling the area on foot and pointed out a man chasing one of his friends with a knife. Officers quickly came to their assistance and saw the suspect holding a knife. They ordered him to the ground, confiscated the weapon and arrested him.

The victims told police they were crossing the intersection at Harvard Avenue and East Pike Street when the suspect began yelling slurs, threatened to stab them and began chasing them with a knife. One of the victims ran to Broadway to flag down officers and alert them to the attack. The victims were not injured in the incident.

Police booked the suspect into King County Jail on felony assault and malicious harassment charges.