Sun., April 5, 8:33 a.m., Pioneer Square. A witness called 911 to report that he witnessed a male kicking another male in the head in Pioneer Square. He stated the suspect was walking eastbound on Cherry St. from First Ave. Witness described the suspect, and stated suspect and victim had been arguing before the assault. Officers responded to the area but were unable to locate victim or suspect. Witness called police back and told officers he had located the suspect, but did not want police involved. Officers were able to locate victim, a transient white male aged 56, lying in the fetal position inside the Sinking Ship garage. He appeared intoxicated and in pain. He complained of pain in the head, lower right ribs, and testicles. Due to his bulky clothing and long hair officers were unable to see any external injuries. Seattle Fire responded, and requested an ambulance due to their concern the victim had suffered internal injuries. Victim was transported to Harborview for further evaluation. Officers spoke with the witness again, who stated he had been part of a group handing out sandwiches in Pioneer Square when he saw the suspect and victim arguing over something. The suspect suddenly punched the victim in the face, then grabbed him and threw him to the ground. The victim was in a seated position on the ground, and the suspect gave him a "roundhouse" kick to the head that knocked the victim flat on the ground. He then proceeded to kick victim several more times before walking away. Officers were unable to locate the suspect in the area.
Sun., April 5, 9:35 p.m., DESC, Third Ave. Complainant, an employee at the Downtown Emergency Services Center (DESC) called 911 for police to respond to an incident where one DESC client had assaulted another inside the building and was refusing to leave. Officers arrived and conducted a name check on the suspect, a transient white male aged 23, and found an outstanding warrant for purchasing alcohol for a minor. Officers then met with a DESC officer, who stated that the victim of the assault did not want police action taken but, because of the DESC's fighting policy, suspect was asked to leave the building. He refused, climbed into his bunk and fell asleep. Officers were escorted into the bunkroom and identified the suspect, who was sleeping. He was awoken and asked to leave the building, which he did without incident. Officers placed suspect in handcuffs and attempted to verify the warrant via radio. Suspect's attitude then changed and he started to yell "Help" at the top of his lungs. He was placed into the back of the vehicle due to the attention he was bringing to himself. While in the backseat he continued to yell and kick the door. Officers felt he was unable to care for himself and, due to the assault inside the DESC should be seen by a mental health professional at Harborview Medical Center. The warrant was cancelled, and suspect was taken to Harborview by ambulance.