Denver, CO – Thursday, June 30, 2016 – Just after 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, Denver Police received a report of a man threatening and hitting individuals with a plastic (PVC-type) pipe at the corner of 16th Street and Cleveland Place on Denver’s 16th Street Mall. Officers quickly responded to the area and approached the man, who then dropped the pipe, and officers arrested him without further incident.
The suspect, Clarence Seeley (DOB 9/24/1983), is currently being held for investigation of Aggravated Assault.
One victim, a 35-year-old man, suffered a head laceration from the assault, but refused medical treatment from responding paramedics.
Denver Police are investigating the possibility that Seeley was also involved in a separate assault that occurred downtown prior to this incident. Further details of that case are not being provided at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation. Seeley’s booking photo is not being released at this time because photo lineups are still pending in this case.
The 16th Street Mall has been an area of focused patrol in the past, and the Denver Police Department has added even more officers to the area as part of a multi-layered, collaborative approach to improving safety in this busy downtown area. Officers are focusing on proactive crime prevention efforts and quickly intervening when issues arise.
Witnesses to this incident immediately called police allowing officers to quickly respond and arrest the suspect, and Denver Police encourage the community to always report suspicious or illegal activity.
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