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The Today File

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August 2, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Bystander slashed during North Seattle bar fight

Seattle police are looking for a man who slashed an apparent bystander during a bar fight in the Roosevelt neighborhood last night.

Police were called to The Scarlet Tree in the 800 block of Northeast 65th Street at 1:15 a.m. on a report of a stabbing. By the time police arrived, the suspect was already gone.

Witnesses told officers that the suspect had gone in and out of the restaurant-bar several times during the night. About 1:10 a.m,  he went in through the back door and argued with the DJ.

After that incident, the man ordered a drink and was refused. When the doorman tried to lead him outside, the man began pushing other customers, throwing punches and yelling for his friends to help him, police said.

As the doorman tried to keep the man’s friends out of the bar, the man pulled out a knife and began swinging it around.

A 28-year-old man, who apparently was not involved in the fight, was slashed across his midsection, which left a 9- to 10-inch cut. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he was treated for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Witnesses told officers that they believe the man and his friends took off in a silver SUV.

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