Officers arrested a 38-year-old man Wednesday in downtown Seattle after he attacked three people with a baseball bat.
Around 10 AM, the suspect approached a 39-year-old man at Westlake Park and asked for a cigarette. When the man declined, the suspect brandished his bat and struck the victim in the arm.
The suspect then walked down the street to 5th Avenue and Pine Street and attacked a man and a woman, both 65. The suspect fled, dropping his weapon as he walked off.
SPD bike officers were able to locate suspect and arrest him within seven minutes of the first 911 call about the incident.
Okay this started one block northeast of Mugme Street but it’s close enough.
That’s deadly force he was using on people. The guy is lucky he didn’t get shot.
When I worked downtown I would get off the bus in the morning at Westlake Park and I would frequently walk through a corner of it to go to lunch.