Credit self-styled crime-fighter Phoenix Jones with an assist after helping Seattle police in the arrest of an armed man for investigation of assault.

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Seattle police are crediting masked “superhero” Phoenix Jones with aiding in the weekend arrest of an armed man for investigation of assault.

Police responded to a report of an assault around 2 a.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of 10th Avenue, where they found a bloodied man on the ground and three other men trying to get into a parked car. When police confronted the three, they took off running, police said.

The officers caught up to the suspects, ages 21, 29 and 30, a short time later.

While patting down the 30-year-old man, an officer found a handgun in his pocket. The man claimed the gun didn’t belong to him, police said.

The bloodied victim of the attack wouldn’t provide officers with detailed information about the fight. But Jones, aka Ben Fodor, self-styled crime fighter, stepped forward and told officers he had witnessed the three men pistol-whip and kick the victim after he fell to the ground.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with what police called non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers booked the 21- and 29-year-old men into the King County Jail for investigation of assault. The 30-year-old man, who is a convicted felon, was booked for investigation of assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. Police also impounded their car.