Police: Man attacked, set on fire at Ravenna Park

Seattle police arrested a man who they say is accused of attacking and setting another
man on fire in Ravenna Park last month.

Before noon April 26, officers responded to a report of an assault near the park's softball field.

When officers arrived, they located a couple who told them about the alleged attack.

Investigators said the man said he and his girlfriend were sitting next to the ball field when an unknown man came up and yelled at him.

Police said the unknown man had a hanger in one hand and a stick in the other.

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According to probable cause documents, the man allegedly tried to stab the victim in the neck with the hanger and then struck him in the stomach with the stick. The victim told the man to stop and he said was going to call police.

Investigators said the suspect allegedly sprayed the victim in the face, chest and arm with a chemical he thought was bear repellent. The victim's girlfriend then yelled that he was on fire.

Police said the suspect ran away.

The victim was treated for minor burns to his chest and arms, and for affects from the chemical spray.

According to probable cause documents, on his way home, the victim saw the suspect at a laundromat.

Officers took the suspect into custody.