Zoo employee attacked with 'nunchaku' in Woodland Park Rose Garden
SEATTLE -- A Woodland Park Zoo security guard was hospitalized Sunday after being attacked by a homeless man he found camping in the Woodland Park Rose Garden, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, the victim saw the suspect camping out in the brush near the Rose Garden shortly before 8 a.m. and asked him to leave.
The suspect reportedly became argumentative and started advancing on the victim, who called 911 to report the situation.
While the the victim was on the phone with 911, the suspect attempted to punch the victim before attacking him with a pair of "nunchaku," according to the report. The victim was hit multiple times in the head and arm with the wooden clubs.
According to the report, the suspect chased the victim across a parking lot, through an unlocked gate and into an employee-only area, where the victim tripped and fell to the ground.
The suspect reportedly threw a wooden pallet and some rocks at the victim before ceasing the attack when other employees arrived on the scene.
Officers showed up to find the suspect sitting on a nearby park bench. He was arrested and booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault.
Meanwhile, the victim, who was sitting in an employee golf cart and bleeding from the head when officers arrived, was taken to the hospital with a possibly fractured arm.