July 28–A 23-year-old man was arrested Monday on Capitol Hill after he hurled a “batarang” — a throwing star in the shape of the Batman logo — at a Seattle police car, police said.
Police were called to a bar near East Olive Way and East Denny Way about 6:30 p.m. after receiving reports that a man had threatened a bouncer with a homemade spear: a metal pole with a knife attached to the end.
The man left and was pursued by two officers in a patrol car, police said. During the pursuit, the officers saw him throw something at the vehicle, which they later discovered was a “sharp, black Batman-style throwing star,” that stuck to the front end of the SUV, according to an online account of the incident.
The officers caught up with the man in the 800 block of East Denny Way, and he was booked for investigation of felony assault, police said. Police are requesting additional weapons and obstruction charges.
Sarah Jarvis: 206-464-2055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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