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Man arrested for throwing Batman-style ninja star at Seattle police

A 23-year-old suspect faces felony assault charges after allegedly threatening a bouncer with a homemade spear and throwing a "Batarang" at a police vehicle.
Photo via Seattle PD

The Dark Knight attempted to rise again earlier this week — but not in Gotham. Police in Seattle arrested a 23-year-old man who allegedly threw an iconic Batman weapon at their vehicle during a pursuit.

The weapon — known as a "Batarang" — was a metal, bat-shaped object reminiscent of a ninja throwing star. No one was hurt, but the Batarang was stuck in the front grill of the officers' police cruiser.

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Police said the incident began when the man got into a confrontation with a bar bouncer and threatened him with a makeshift spear made from a stick and a pocketknife. When the cops arrived on the scene, the man reportedly fled before throwing his Bruce Wayne-inspired weapon at them.

Man arrested after hurling Batarang at cop car (not Batman): — Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD)July 27, 2016

The Batarang was about six-inches long and the spear he used to threaten the bouncer was about nine-inches long. The man faces a felony assault charge, and potentially weapons and obstruction charges as well.

It's still unclear what led to the bouncer confrontation, but the police did clarify one important detail: This man was not the real batman.

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