Seattle Police arrest suspect after machete attack in Green Lake, 1 injured

Police arrested a suspect after he struck another man in the head with a machete in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood Thursday morning.

According to the Seattle Police Department (SPD), at around 2 a.m., officers responded to reports of an assault in the 6800 block of E Green Lake Way N. 

Officers spoke with the victim, a 29-year-old man, who suffered a non-life-threatening injury to the head. Seattle Fire crews treated him at the scene.

It was reported that the victim and the 45-year-old suspect had gotten into a verbal argument before the incident.

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Shortly after interviewing the victim, police were able to find the suspect nearby and arrest him for assault. 

Authorities say additional charges for possession of narcotics were also requested.