Police: Man knocks out pregnant woman for attacking him

SEATTLE -- A man punched a pregnant woman in the face and knocked her unconscious Tuesday evening in downtown Seattle after the woman attacked him with metal sticks and called him a snitch, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Officers arrived at the corner of Pine Street and Fourth Avenue shortly after 7:30 p.m. to find a woman unconscious on the ground. A group of five witnesses were able to fill in what happened.

The witnesses told officers the victim had been in an argument with a man and a woman.

The victim ran after the man and woman as they were leaving, hitting both of them with metal sticks and repeatedly yelling "snitch" at the man, according to the witnesses.

Witnesses said the man eventually turned around and punched the victim in the face. She fell backward, hitting her head on a metal newspaper stand, and was knocked unconscious.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where nurses informed officers she was five to seven weeks pregnant.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim had two metal sticks on her but told officers she didn't know anything about getting into a fight with a man and woman.

She told officers she was just standing around when someone hit her in the back of the head; the next thing she knows, she's in the hospital, according to the report.

Nurses said there were no signs of a miscarriage, but the victim suffered a concussion and a 2-inch cut to the back of her head.