Unlicensed driver is denied use of his car and attacks the owner with a meat cleaver

Authorities say a man brutally attacked a car owner because he was not licensed to drive the vehicle, according KIRO 7.

Seattle police say the incident began when the suspect asked to borrow the victim’s car. The car owner refused to lend the car to the man because he did not have a valid driver’s license.

Because they both live in a boarding house, the suspect entered the victim’s bedroom and attacked him with a stainless steel meat cleaver, authorities said. The suspect allegedly nicked the right side of the victim’s face, “potentially permanent disfigurement and profuse bleeding.”

Cops responded to the scene and found the man barricaded in the basement of the boarding house. Officials say he may also have been armed with a gun.

SWAT took over the situation and authorities were able to obtain a search warrant for weapons at the man’s home. He was eventually taken into custody and incarcerated in King County Jail for first-degree assault.

No word on the victim’s condition Tuesday afternoon (August 16).

Other horrific attacks have occurred in Washington State. A man was arrested for assaulting his roommate with a hammer and a knife. Then there was the story of a woman who suddenly stabbed another woman in a bus.

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