Man stages bicycle accident on University Bridge

Man stages bicycle accident on University Bridge
SEATTLE - Police are investigating a bizarre incident on the University Bridge early Saturday in which a man staged his own bicycle accident.

Officers said the man took his bike out onto the bridge at about 3 a.m. He then laid down beside it on the pavement in the darkness, waiting for a motorist to stop and help him.

A woman who was driving by saw him and stopped. As she got out to render aid, the suspect immediately jumped up and brutally attacked her.

Police said he punched and kicked the Good Samaritan and threatened to kill her.

Officers arriving on the call witnessed the assault. They immediately arrested the attacker.

The victim was treated at the hospital for her injuries. The suspect was booked into the King County jail.