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March 21, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Two brothers accused of assault; one of assaulting two women, the other of assaulting a police officer

A Seattle police officer was briefly hospitalized and two brothers were arrested after a fight in the Belltown neighborhood last night.

The officers were dispatched to the corner of 3rd Avenue and Lenora Street around 6:15 p.m. following a report that two women had been assaulted, said Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson. The women said they were struck in the face by a stranger. It’s unclear what types of injuries they sustained.

As officers were talking  to a possible suspect, they saw another man nearby glaring at them, Jamieson said.  As an officer approached the man, he walked away. He was told to stop, but didn’t, Jamieson said.

As the officer attempted detain the man, he struck the officer several times with a closed fist.  The officer fought back and wrestled the man to the ground, Jamieson said.

The man who grappled with the officer is the brother of the man who allegedly assaulted the women.

The 25-year-old man accused of assaulting the woman was booked into the King County Jail  for  investigation of assault.

The 29-year-old man accused of punching the officer was booked into the jail for investigation of assault on a police officer  and drug possession. Police said they found PCP-laced cigarettes on him.

The officer had his hand, face and neck examined at a nearby hospital, but was quickly released back to work, Jamieson said. The women were not hospitalized.

 

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