Capitol Hill

'Crazy acting' man attacks two Seattle police officers

SEATTLE -- Two Seattle police officers were injured Friday night when a "crazy acting" man attacked them on Capitol Hill.

Two officers on routine patrol were flagged down in the 1100 block of East Union Street just before 11 p.m. to deal with a man who was "acting crazy," according to police.

Before they even approached the man, the officers saw him confront two strangers and throw a punch at them. The officers stepped in to arrest the man, but instead of surrendering peacefully, police say he "took a fighting stance."

The two officers were eventually able to subdue and arrest the man, but not before he got in a few punches. All three men were taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.

One officer suffered a sore right knee and a cut on his right hand, while the other officer suffered a bruise on his right hand.

The "crazy acting" man turned out to have an escape warrant from the Department of Corrections. The 31-year-old was booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault.