Monday, November 13, 2006

"Unusually large" fight leads to arrests

About 15 Seattle police officers broke up a brawl early Sunday morning outside of Jillian's, a billiard club in the South Lake Union neighborhood.

One of the 20 people involved in the fight punched an officer in the face with a cellphone, said police spokesman Sean Whitcomb. The officer, a five-year veteran, received three stitches over his left eye.

A 26-year-old man was arrested for investigation of assaulting an officer.

Police responded to the 700 block of Westlake Avenue North about 1:24 a.m., after a call from Jillian's, and found an "unusually large" fight in progress.

"Oftentimes when we arrive people will cease their criminal activity and try to make a getaway," Whitcomb said. "Not so in this case."

Police used Tasers on two other people who were arrested. One was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Other participants in the fight fled the scene, Whitcomb said. Neither police nor club workers know what led up to the fight.

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