Man Arrested for Capitol Hill Robbery, Officer and Victim Taken to Hospital

Officers arrested a man for robbery Friday night after he attacked two people in a Capitol Hill Park and injured an officer.

Witnesses began calling 911 at midnight Friday reporting a robbery at Cal Anderson Park near the tennis courts.

Officers Anthony Ducre and Brian Sunderland were the first to arrive and saw the suspect attacking a man as they approached. They immediately got out of their patrol car and chased the 24-year-old suspect across the park, cornering him in a nearby parking lot.

The suspect tried to escape by climbing a fence, but was stopped by the officers.  The suspect hit both officers in the head before being taken into custody.

Witnesses said everything began when the suspect tried to steal a woman’s purse near the tennis courts.  A second man attempted to intervene, when he too was attacked by the suspect.

Seattle Fire Department medics treated the male victim for a facial injury at the scene before he was taken to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation. One of the officers was also taken to the hospital for evaluation of a head injury.

Officers booked the suspect into King County Jail for investigation of assault and $160,000 in warrants.