3 teens charged in attack on Seattle police officer
Three teens accused of attacking Seattle police Officer Jason McKissack, 35, on Tuesday, causing the officer to be hospitalized for head injuries, were charged today with assault and obstruction.
Seattle Times staff reporter
Three teens accused of attacking a Seattle police officer on Tuesday and causing him to be hospitalized for head injuries were charged today with assault and obstruction.
The teens, two 16-year-old boys and a 17-year-old girl, are not being named because they are being charged as juveniles. One of the boys is also being charged with attempting to disarm an officer.
Officer Jason McKissack, 35, was hospitalized Tuesday night but has since returned home to recover.
McKissack, an eight-year veteran assigned to patrol the Southwest Precinct, was reporting to a 911 call in the High Point neighborhood for a fight between two males and a female when he saw a streetside brawl, according to a police report. McKissack saw a man pick up another and slam him on the ground near 32nd Avenue Southwest and Southwest Raymond Street, the report said.
When McKissack intervened, he was "jumped" by the group, which included the man he had just seen being attacked, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson. McKissack was punched in the face and kicked in the head, police said. The officer was taken to Harborview Medical Center with a concussion, Jamieson said.
Police are still investigating and have not ruled out the possibility of more arrests, Jamieson said.
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