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Suspect Arrested After Physical and Sexual Assault

Seattle Police responded to a Capitol Hill home where two men had been assaulted Tuesday afternoon. 

Officers arrived just before 5:00 p.m. in the 1700 block of Summit Avenue and spoke with a 27-year-old man who was punched in the face and threatened by an unknown male who was still in his apartment with the victim’s roommate. 

Police located the roommate, a 38-year-old male, who had non-life-threatening injuries to his face. He reported the 22-year-old male suspect physically and sexually assaulted him to obtain his cell phone and also stole his roommate’s cell phone preventing him from calling 911.  

After assaulting both men and threatening to kill one of them, the suspect left the apartment. Police located evidence where the suspect had exited the apartment building. An initial search for the suspect was unsuccessful.  

However, while police were investigating, the suspect returned. He was recognized by officers because of the description provided by the victims.  

As officers were arresting the suspect, he resisted and punched one of the officers in the face. A taser was deployed to gain compliance from the suspect. He was arrested for robbery, harassment, sexual assault, assault and his felony warrants. He was later booked into King County Jail after being medically cleared at Harborview Medical Center. 

Seattle Fire Department responded to the scene to provide medical aid.