Two officers were injured on Monday night after a bar fight in the 4800 block of 17th Avenue NW. According to police, a call came in that someone was fighting the bouncer, but when the first police arrived on scene the two male suspects had already left. Two more officers arrived on scene and began walking eastbound in the 1500 block of NW 49th Street when they encountered one of the suspects getting ready to fight another man, police say.
From the police blotter:
One of the officers attempted to escort the suspect away from the other man when the suspect spun away from the officer and swung at him with a closed fist. The officer was able to hold onto the clothing of the suspect. As the suspect turned to run, he knocked the other officer down to the ground, causing her to hit her head on the sidewalk. The suspect broke free from the officer’s grasp and ran a short distance. The officer was able to chase after him and caught him after approximately 30 to 40 feet. As the officer attempted to take the suspect into custody, the suspect began throwing multiple punches and elbow strikes. The officer was able to fend off the attack and eventually take the suspect into custody.
Seattle Fire was dispatched to 4818 17th Ave NW, the 2 Bit Saloon. They treated the officers and transported them to Harborview Medical Center. One of the officers was scratched up and sustained a mild concussion, the other was also scratched up and received four stitches on his hand. Both officers were treated and released from the hospital.
A 23-year-old man was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault. The second suspect was never located.