Man arrested after throwing a 'batarang' at a police car

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A man was arrested after he threatened a bouncer at a bar in the US and threw a Batman-shaped metal object at the police officers who chased him.

Police were called to a bar in Capitol Hill, Seattle after the man reportedly swung an improvised spear - which was a knife attached to a metal pole - at an employee.

Batarang
(Seattle Police Department)

The man fled the scene and was being chased by the officers when he threw a "batarang" at them.

According to the Seattle government website, the officers eventually managed to catch up with the 23-year-old suspect.

Batarang.
(Seattle Police Department)

They also found he had thrown "a sharp, black Batman-style throwing star", which had become embedded in the front end of a patrol vehicle.

Seattle Police Department's SUV.
(Seattle Police Department)

Officers booked the man into the King County Jail for felony assault.

They are also requesting additional weapons and obstruction charges to be filed.