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Man accused of punching detective, kicking prosecuting attorney outside Kent courtroom

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Jan. 14, 2013 at 11:21 pm |
January 14, 2013 11:21 pm

A fight broke out at the Maleng Regional Justice Center Monday during a recess in a trial related to a 2012 drive-by shooting in Seattle, according to Kent police.

A verbal disturbance started about 9:30 a.m. when people attending the trial moved into the hall outside the third floor courtroom, at which point a Seattle Police Gang Detective stepped in and was able to get several people involved to leave the area, according to police.

A 23-year-old Renton man associated with the defendant punched the detective and kicked a King County prosecuting attorney who tried to help the detective in the chest, according to police.

Court security personal and a King County Corrections officer arrived immediately and took the suspect into custody.

He was treated for a facial laceration and taken to the Kent Corrections Center, officers said.

The detective suffered facial lacerations and a human bite to his arm, according to police.

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