Seattle resident helps officer catch suspect

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SEATTLE —

A Lake City resident helped a police officer catch a suspect Friday evening outside of an apartment complex in the 12300 block of 33rd Avenue Northeast, according to the Seattle Police Department.

 

A North Precinct officer was responding to an assault that happened around 10:15 p.m. at a bar in the 12300 block of Lake City Way Northeast, said police.

 

The victim involved in the assault suffered a black eye, but refused medical treatment by the Seattle Fire Department.

 

The officer located two suspects involved in the incident after a witness identified them.

 

As the officer pursued the suspects, the two then fled by foot.

 

According to police, the chase went through several yards, up stairs and over a fence. The two suspects then split and ran opposite directions.

 

The officer went after one of the suspects, and the suspect ran up a flight of stairs next to an apartment complex.

 

According to police, a resident of them apartment building stepped outside and heard the officer yell, “Seattle police, stop that guy!”

 

The resident tackled the suspect to the ground and the officer took the suspect into custody, police said.

 

Seattle police said the 22-year-old suspect complained of minor injuries when he injured himself jumping over a fence.

 

The police department said the suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for assault and obstructing.

 

The Seattle Police Department commends the resident for his willingness to step in and assist the officer in apprehending the suspect.

 

There is no new information about the second suspect involved in this case.