SEATTLE - An assault suspect was arrested Sunday night after he beat a man with a wooden/metal pole, Seattle police said Monday.
Seattle police responded to a report of an assault involving several people in the 1400 block of South Lane Street around 7:30 p.m.
Upon arrival, officers said they located an adult victim who had been assaulted with a pole or baseball bat. The victim had multiple broken bones and was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment, police said.
“According to witnesses, the suspect fled to a nearby group of tents in the 800 block of 12th Avenue South where he refused to comply with the officer’s verbal commands. Witnesses told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun and a metal pipe,” Seattle police said in a blotter post.
Police said negotiators and SWAT also responded to the scene.
While police were waiting for a judge to sign a search warrant, they said the suspect came out of the tent and was taken into custody.
“No handgun was located and the 33-year-old suspect was booked into the King County Jail for felony assault,” Seattle Police said.
Assault suspect arrested last night after standoff with police in the International District. Victim recovering in the hospital. https://t.co/MVdRaagrkU— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) April 15, 2019
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