The Morning Blotter: Man Attacks Cyclist With Umbrella and Beer at Pike Place

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee October 27, 2010

When the hell did it become open season on cyclists?

Earlier this week, we reported on two recent attacks on bikers—one involving a Taser, and another involving a golf club—and last night we came across information about yet another attack on a cyclist.

Police were called to the Pike Place Market on October 22ndafter security broke up a fight between two men.

Officers arrived on scene at Pike Pl. and Stewart Ave around 9:00am, and found a cyclist and another man waiting with Market security.

Police spoke with a witness, who said the cyclist was riding north on Pike Pl. when the suspect swung an umbrella at him, striking the cyclist in the face and knocking him off his bike.

As the victim went to the ground, the suspect threw a can of beer at him, missing him and hitting a car parked nearby.

The victim and the suspect started fighting, and another witness helped hold the suspect at the scene until security arrived.

The report doesn't indicate why the suspect attacked the cyclist, but the victim told police he'd been willing to testify against his assailant.

The suspect was booked into the King County Jail for assault.

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