View Full Version : "...Iraq war(Vets) were among those savagely beaten recently in (Seattle) by a group

08-25-05, 08:20 PM
"...Iraq war(Vets) were among those savagely beaten recently in (Seattle) by a group of men."
Police ask help in finding assault suspects
Thursday, August 25, 2005

Two veterans of the Iraq war were among those savagely beaten recently in Pioneer Square by a group of men.

Now, Seattle police are looking for the attackers. On Wednesday, they released a videotape of the attack filmed by a witness and still photos captured from the tape.

"We are hoping the public can offer some assistance," police spokesman Sean Whitcomb said.

The assault happened just past 2:30 a.m. on July 31, police reported.

A group of people were in line to enter Larry's Nightclub on First Avenue South when a man groped one of the women in the group.

Her friend, another woman, confronted the man, and he groped her as well.

The second woman's husband stepped in, and an argument began.

At that point, Whitcomb said, the group decided to leave without going to the club and walked away.

But one of the women grabbed a hotdog and threw it at the man who had groped her.

That man and two men with him followed the group and, at First Avenue and Yesler Way, began to fight with the other men.

Two of the men in the group, both who served in Iraq, were knocked unconscious almost immediately, Whitcomb said.

One of the attackers stomped on the face of a veteran as he lay on the ground. The Iraq veterans suffered broken jaws, and one also had a broken arm.

Anyone who may recognize those men or have information on the attack is asked to call Seattle police at 206-684-5550.


08-26-05, 05:32 AM