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Homeless man assaulted with baseball bat in Kenmore
Authorities are looking for a suspect who allegedly assaulted a homeless man with a baseball bat in Kenmore on Tuesday night.
The incident caused quite a stir on Northeast Bothell Way, as King County Sheriff deputies responded to the Chevron in the 800th block in force.
"When we arrived we contacted a 20-year-old man who was bleeding from the right side of his face," said King County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Cindi West. "The man is homeless and said he had slept a few nights in an abandoned firetruck near the 8300 block of Northeast 175th Street."
The victim told Sheriff's deputies that he had left some of his belongings in the truck and went back to get them.
"When he got to the truck a white male, who he did not know, jumped out of the truck and struck him in the face with a baseball bat," said West. "The victim ran to the Chevron and called 911."
Sheriff's deputies conducted a K-9 search that, according to witnesses, stretched east to Wayne Golf Course and west down Northeast Bothell Way to 68th Avenue Northeast. West said that the deputies did not locate the suspect.
The victim described the man as a white male, 18 to 22 years old, approximately 5-foot, 10-inches tall, 140 to 160 pounds.
"He had long but groomed blonde/brown hair and was wearing a red hoody sweatshirt," said West.
The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with a possible broken jaw.
Anyone with information about the assault is urged to call the King County Sheriff's Office at (206) 263-9133.