Early last Friday morning, East Precinct officers witnessed an asymmetrical battle near the intersection of E Pike and Minor. The attacker was using a butcher knife. His target’s defense? A bicycle. SeattleCrime reports on the overnight violent shenanigans where Pike/Pine meets downtown:
Officers saw the suspect raise his knife and stab at the victim, who blocked the attack with the bicycle’s frame, and threw the bicycle at the suspect.
Police turned on their emergency lights and pulled up near the two men.
According to police, when the armed suspect saw the officers, he tried to hide his knife behind a telephone pole.
Officers ordered both men to the ground at gun point and patted the men down.
The victim told police he had been standing near a “friend’s bike” when the suspect tried to take it.