Firefighters stabbed after attacking disabled veteran for sleeping on fallen hero’s memorialBy Mason White 3:12 PM March 18, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A Washington firefighter was stabbed and another firefighter was hurt after they attacked a veteran.
Two firefighters were arrested after assaulting two men in an unprovoked attack.
The firefighters of Seattle, allegedly became angry when they found two men on the Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Pioneer Square.
The attacked men are homeless. One of the men is a disabled veteran. He was identified as “Sarge.”
He was sleeping on the memorial around 5:00 p.m., when he was suddenly attacked. The other homeless man was punched.
The attackers were off-duty Seattle firefighters Robert Howell and Scott Bullene. 37-year-old Mia Jarvinen, who is Bullene’s girlfriend, also attacked the homeless men.
After being attacked, Sarge took out a knife and stabbed one of the firefighters in the arm. Police arrived to get the situation under control.
According to police, the two firefighters were intoxicated when the incident occurred. Both of them and the girlfriend are facing charges.