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August 11, 2014 at 7:58 PM

SPD: Man arrested after hitting victim with baseball bat

Officers arrested a man who allegedly yelled gay slurs at two men who were holding hands and then hit one of them with a baseball bat Sunday on Capitol Hill, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Two men were walking toward their car on East Pine Street near Broadway around 11 p.m. Sunday when the occupants of a parked car started yelling derogatory comments at them,  police said. Two of the occupants got out and started following the men. One of the victims grabbed a baseball bat from his own car to defend themselves but the suspect grabbed it and struck the man. He was not seriously injured.

The assailant fled in his car with the other occupants, but officers found it at Ninth Avenue and East Alder Street on First Hill and arrested one of the men inside, police said. He was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of malicious harassment.

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