4 women arrested in connection with vicious Belltown beating

SEATTLE -- Officers arrested four women early Sunday in Belltown in connection with a vicious attack that sent their female victim to the hospital swollen, bleeding and half naked, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Officers working a violence-prevention emphasis patrol in Belltown shortly after 2 a.m. were called to a fight in the 2300 block of Second Avenue.

They arrived to find the victim covering herself on the ground while she was attacked by four women, according to the police report for the incident. The victim's face was completely swollen and bleeding and both her eyes were swollen shut. She was having difficulty standing and talking and was missing her pants and shoes.

Before being transported to Swedish Hospital for treatment, the victim told officers she and a male friend were walking home when a group of women started yelling at them.

According to the report, one of the women punched the victim in the face, knocking her to the ground, and the other three started punching and kicking her.

The victim's male friend told officers he tried to protect the victim by lying on top of her while she was being attacked, and he was punched and kicked, as well.

The four women were arrested at the scene for investigation of aggravated assault, but none of them would say why they attacked the victim, according to the report.