SPD officer assaulted on Capitol Hill




Posted on May 21, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Updated Friday, May 21 at 11:30 PM

SEATTLE - On May 21 at 7:41 p.m., a female Seattle Police Officer had just finished her patrol shift in the East Precinct. She was off duty in plain clothes driving her personal vehicle when she was blocked trying to get out of the parking lot of the East Precinct.

Two male suspects in a white 1995 Lexus GS 4-door sedan were blocking the exit gate of the parking lot with their car.

After trying to avoid a collision, both the officer and the passenger of the suspect vehicle get out of their cars. A verbal altercation ensued.

When officers responded to her call, the suspect approached the officer and swung at her striking her on the face and hand.

The suspect got back into the Lexus and they drove away.

The suspects remain at large.

The primary suspect is described as a black male, late 20's, bald and heavy-set wearing a black shirt and black pants. The suspect/driver is described as a black male, 20's, wearing a white sweater with a horizontal stripe on it.

The officer is 42-years-old and a 13-year veteran of the Department. She is currently assigned as a patrol officer in the East Precinct. She was not injured and did not require medical attention.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identities or whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police immediately and refer to this incident.