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Police Arrest Man in Yesler Terrace After Assault on Elderly Woman

Members of SPD’s SWAT Team responded to the Yesler Terrace neighborhood to help arrest a man who pushed a 70-year-old woman to the ground, causing a significant head injury.

At 9:04 a.m., police responded to the intersection of Jefferson Street and Broadway for an assault. Witnesses reported a man had just pushed an elderly woman to the ground, causing a significant head wound that began to bleed. Arriving officers began providing first aid to the victim and transferred care to Seattle Fire Department medics upon their arrival. Medics transported the woman to Harborview Medical Center for additional treatment.

The suspect walked away after shoving the woman, and a witness followed him to a nearby residence. Officers responded to the building and found the man’s unit. Negotiators began a dialogue with the suspect and asked him to come out, but he refused. After several hours, police applied for and were granted a warrant to arrest the man.

Members of SPD’s SWAT Team came to the scene to serve the warrant, but just as SWAT prepared to make entry, the man surrendered.

Officers arrested the 42-year-old man for assault in the second degree. After the man was initially declined at King County Jail, officers took him to HMC to be medically cleared before booking him into KCJ.