The SPD blotter says that the assault last night at Waid’s near 12th & Jefferson was a result of domestic violence and self-defense using a “legal knife”:
On July 31st at 8:37 p.m. the female victim was sitting inside a bar when the male suspect (known to her from a previous dating relationship) approached her. The suspect began harassing and threatening her. The victim changed seats in an effort to stay away from the suspect, but he continued harassing her. At one point, the victim armed herself with a legal knife and held it by her side. The suspect continued to harass the victim and then attempted to punch her. The victim raised her knife hand to block the punch and defend herself and subsequently struck the suspect in the neck with the knife. The suspect then chased the victim outside; she ran into a nearby establishment where the employees closed and locked the door. The suspect banged on the door until it started coming apart.
They also found crack on the male suspect when he was being treated at Harborview, so he’ll get to spend some time in the King County Jail once his injuries heal.