Police: Man attacked after saving woman from domestic dispute
SEATTLE -- A man was seriously injured in an attack after rescuing a woman involved in a domestic dispute with a man claiming to be her husband early last Thursday in downtown Seattle, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, the victim grabbed a drink at a Pike Place Market bar after work before heading home around 12:30 a.m. The victim walked to a bus stop at Third Avenue and Pike Street where he saw a man and woman involved in a loud fight.
The woman appeared to be in trouble, so the victim asked her if she needed help. According to the report, she said she did, and the victim stepped in between her and the man.
The man reportedly told the victim the woman was his wife and the fight was not the victim's business. But, the woman denied being the man's wife and ran off when the victim intervened.
According to the report, the man attacked the victim, hitting him multiple times in the head and body. When the victim tried to fight back, a second man "came out of nowhere" and reportedly started attacking him, as well.
Following the incident, the victim was treated by the Seattle Fire Department for bruising and swelling to his face, bruising to his ribs and cuts to his mouth. The victim told police his jaw may be fractured and he believes he may have spinal injuries from the attack.
Officers were unable to locate the two attackers.