Two men knocked unconscious during Seattle business trip in random, unprovoked attack

Two men, visiting Seattle from Arizona for a business trip, were knocked unconscious by a stranger in what prosecutors call a random, unprovoked attack downtown.

King County prosecutors have charged Jesse Murray with second-degree assault for the attack that happened on 9th Avenue near Pike Street last Monday morning.

Murray admitted to the attack that was captured on surveillance video, according to charging papers, and remains jailed with an arraignment scheduled for next week.

Charging papers say Seattle police found both men with "bloody faces." One man's lip was busted, and his co-worker suffered a broken nose, according to charging papers, that said both men were transported to hospitals.

Murray, who police found standing nearby, allegedly stood over one of the victims after the attack and starting yelling "something like," "I hate you, cow. You're hurt. You're bleeding. You should call 911."

A witness told investigators that the men were punched in the face and that Murray then "began rifling" through their backpacks. The victims later said nothing appeared to have been stolen.

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