Busy man believed responsible for 4 downtown assaults in 1 day

SEATTLE -- The Downtown Seattle Association recently called on the city to increase police presence downtown to curb some of the neighborhood's violent crime. But, maybe catching just this one guy would do the trick.

According to the Seattle Police Department, the same man is believed responsible for at least four assaults that occurred last Sunday in downtown Seattle.

In one of the attacks, the victim was walking near Third Avenue and Stewart Street shortly before 6:30 p.m. when a man yelled a gay slur at him and punched him up to six times in the head and face, according to the police report for the incident.

According to the report, the man then ran across the street and stopped to look back at the victim. Fearing the man would attack him again, the victim ran to Second and Pine and called police.

The victim was taken to the hospital with a ringing in his ears and possible concussion. The attacker was not found.

According to the report, police believe the same man is responsible for three other assaults that day, one of which required the victim to get stitches.

The victims in two of those assaults declined to file a police report, and a description of the attacker was not available.