• Police: Man attacks another with box cutter

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    SEATTLE - A man was slashed in the neck with a box cutter during a fight in downtown Seattle early Wednesday morning, police said. 

     Before 1:30 a.m. officers responded to a fight disturbance in the 900 block of Stewart Street. 

    Police said two men got into a verbal altercation inside of a pizza restaurant and one of them was kicked out. 

    When the other man went outside to smoke a cigarette, the men exchanged words again and got into a physical fight, according to police. 

    The men fought on the ground and one of the men slashed the other on the neck with a box cutter.

    Before police arrived, the two men were separated by other people. 

    Medics responded to the scene and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

    Officers placed the attacker under arrest and took him to the King County Jail, but he was declined because of a head injury.

    The attacker was taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated and then booked into the King County Jail for felony assault.

    Police recovered the attacker’s box cutter.

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