Man injured in downtown Seattle beating, robbery



SEATTLE - Police are looking for a group of men in a robbery and beating of a man early Saturday morning in downtown Seattle.

Authorities said after 6:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of five men assaulting another man at Third Avenue and Yesler Way.

When police arrived, they found the victim half on the sidewalk and half in the roadway.

Medics took the man to Harborview Medical Center with a possibly life-threatening head injury.

Wendy Sergura saw the aftermath of the brutal attack.

“I saw all the ambulance, but I didn’t think it was something serious like that,” Segura said.  “I thought someone got into a car accident.”

According to police, a witness told officers a suspect now in custody and several black men attacked the victim after he refused to give up his backpack. A man struck the victim several times on the face and head area with a stick. Four or more men may have also jumped in and kicked the victim when he was down on the ground.

Police said several men in the group got on a Metro bus and headed south and may have got off at 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street.

A man in the group was positively identified by a witness and was arrested.

The man was booked into the King County Jail for felony assault and robbery.

The other men remain at large.

Anyone with information about the incident or the whereabouts of the remaining men is urged to call 911 or the Seattle Police Department.