Man critically injured in bat, hatchet assault in downtown Seattle

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SEATTLE -- A man was critically injured when attacked with a baseball bat and hatchet in downtown Seattle Wednesday night, the Seattle Police Department said.

The incident took place at 3rd and Pine.

Police said two men in a blue sedan got out and exchanged words with a group outside the McDonald's. One of the men attacked the approximately 30-year-old victim with both a baseball bat and a hatchet.

According to Seattle police, the suspects, only described as two black males, left the area in their car. It is unknown if the suspects and victim knew each other.

The Seattle Fire Department said the victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

Detectives from the Gang Unit responded and are handling the investigation.

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