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Man Arrested After Attempting to Rob Broadway Restaurant, Assault Employee

Police arrested a 34-year-old man after he demanded money and assaulted an employee inside a restaurant Sunday afternoon on Capitol Hill.

Officers responded to a restaurant in the 1500 block of Broadway shortly after 3:00 pm Sunday.  According to witnesses, the suspect entered the restaurant and began to act erratically.  He demanded that employees give him money.  The employees asked the suspect to leave, but he refused.  The employees attempted to escort the suspect out of the restaurant, but the suspect grabbed a knife and stabbed one of the employees in the hand.  The employees were able to hold the suspect down until police officers arrived and took him into custody.

Seattle Fire treated the employee for a minor injury to his hand that did not require a hospital visit.  The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of robbery and assault.  Detectives will handle the follow up investigation.