An oldie but a goody to start things off today (don't blame us. SPD seems to be on some sort of weird "we'll-release-reports-if-we-feel-like-it" schedule. More on that soon.):
Belltown: Police responded to a report of a fight at 2nd and Bell in the morning hours of November 8th. Officers arrived just after 7:00 a.m. and were flagged down by a man who "began hollering that he was assaulted" and man pointed out another man across the street to police. When officers contacted the second man, he claimed he'd punched the first man in self-defense after the first man had tried to stab him. Police found a spring-loaded knife on the ground nearby. According to the report, the second man told police he was walking down 2nd avenue when he passed the other man and said "what's up." The other man, the report says, became angry and shouted "what, don't talk to me I am from Detroit". A scuffle broke out, and each man selected a weapon. One pulled out a knife, the other armed himself with street sign. That's when police arrived. The man with the knife was booked into King County Jail.
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