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Police: Man banned from libraries punches librarian in face

SEATTLE -- A man banned from all Seattle Public Library branches hit a librarian in the face, possibly breaking his nose, after being asked to leave the Northeast Public Library last Friday, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the man came into the library in the 6800 block of 35th Avenue Northeast around 5:10 p.m. and asked to use the computer.

The man told the librarian he didn't have his library card on him. And, when the librarian looked the man up in the system, it showed he had been trespassed from all branches, according to the report.

The librarian asked the man to leave, and he did, only to come back a minute later and sit down at a computer, according to the report.

The librarian later told officers he informed the man he was banned from the library and again asked him to leave, but the man ignored him.

According to the report, when the librarian threatened to call police the man stood up and punched him in the face, possibly breaking his nose.

Another library employee told officers the man then sauntered out of the library like he was in no hurry at all.

Officers were unable to find the man in the area but got his information from his library-card application.