A road rage incident led to a fight involving a knife and baseball bat on Monday afternoon on Holman Road NW.
Police responded to the assault at 2:41 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 in the 9900 block of Holman near QFC. Police say callers reported that someone had been stabbed, while another person had been hit with a baseball bat. The violence apparently started from a road rage incident.
SPD reports that a 47-year-old man driving a van and a 20-year-old man in a Ford Mustang had a road rage altercation on Holman. Both drivers were male and were driving with their female significant others.
Police say the details of the road rage incident are not completely clear, but they learned that one of the female passengers reported that there was honking and that one car had been “cut off and brake-checked by another.”
The 20-year-old Mustang driver then pulled into a parking lot, and the van driver followed. The Mustang driver said when he got out of his car to get some air, the van driver confronted him and punched him in the face. The Mustang driver produced a knife and slashed at the van driver multiple times. Seeing this, the van driver’s significant other grabbed a baseball bat, got out of the van, and proceeded to hit the Mustang driver in the back with it. The man driving the Mustang then ran away across the parking lot and called 911.
When officers arrived, they provided first aid for the van driver’s knife cuts and transferred him to medics. He was then referred to Harborview in stable condition.
SPD says that because they had no other witnesses and all the reporting parties were involved—with different accounts from each of them—officers released all four individuals at the scene.
Investigators will review footage from nearby surveillance cameras to see if there’s any footage of the incident.