Six-person melee breaks out at West Seattle church

SEATTLE -- Proving they're a little more Old Testament than New Testament, six people were involved in a melee that broke out at a West Seattle church Friday night, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, a man, his girlfriend and another unknown man showed up at the Hillcrest Presbyterian Church in the Arbor Heights neighborhood shortly after 8:30 p.m. wielding a wood bat and a golf club.

The man with the bat walked into the church's foyer and called out for two people inside the church to come outside and fight, possibly in retaliation for a fight at the church the previous Sunday, according to the report.

According to the report, the man took a swing at one of the victim's with his bat, but someone's father stepped in between the two.

The man then started wailing on the church door with the bat, damaging the door, before everyone took the fight outside, according to the report.

The fight outside involved the man's girlfriend, a female victim and someone's younger sister.

The fight was eventually broken up, and the attackers drove off in two separate cars, according to the report. Three victims were treated for scratches, cuts and swelling.

If nothing else, the pastor at least now has a good topic for Sunday's sermon.

Ed. Note: Due to heavy redaction from the Seattle Police Department, it is impossible to tell the exact relationships between all involved, specifically whose father broke up the fight in the foyer and whose younger sister got involved in the fight outside.