A 23-year-old man was arrested shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, after allegedly striking another man over the head with a skateboard.
The victim was standing in front of KeyBank at East Holly and North State streets when he was hit, apparently unprovoked, with a skateboard, said Mark Young, spokesman for the Bellingham Police Department. The victim, who had a large bump and a cut on his forehead, was treated by medics, Young said. He provided a description of the suspect, including what clothes he was wearing.
The suspect was later located carrying a skateboard at East Holly and Railroad Avenue, Young said. Daniel Meador was booked into Whatcom County Jail for second-degree assault and an unrelated Department of Corrections warrant. Meador and the victim both appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, Young said.