Service was delayed due to a switch malfunction at the Othello station. Coincidentally, a man also fought with sheriff's deputies there.
Sound Transit light-rail service was temporarily delayed at some South Seattle stations early Monday due to a malfunctioning switch at the Othello station.
The holdup occurred, coincidentally, as King County sheriff’s deputies fought to get a man into custody at the same station, police said.
Ryan Abbott, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said deputies were responding to a report of a man who was “high on an unknown drug” when they were attacked by the man.
“As soon as they got there, he started fighting with them,” Abbott said.
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Deputies were getting the man into handcuffs, he said, just as Seattle police officers arrived for backup at about 6 a.m. No law-enforcement officers were injured, Abbott said.
The man was taken to the hospital, Abbott said.
Regular service resumed at all stations by 7 a.m.