Police investigating assault allegation made against Marshawn Lynch

Authorities in Bellevue, Wash. are looking into a claim made by a female victim against the Seahawks running back.

An allegation against the veteran running back has surfaced.

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Police in Bellevue, Wash., are investigating an assault allegation made against Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, according to the Seattle Times.

The Bellevue Police Department issued this press release:

On August 10, 2014, at approximately 2:20 p.m., the Bellevue Police Department received an allegation of an assault and personal property damage at a downtown Bellevue apartment unit. The incident was alleged to have occurred at 2:30 a.m. on August 10. The female victim alleged that the suspect was Marshawn T. Lynch. No domestic violence or sexual assault was involved in the allegation. The case has been assigned to a detective and is an active investigation. The Bellevue Police Department is in the process of gathering the facts of this alleged incident, including verifying whether or not Mr. Lynch was in fact involved. No arrests have been made. There is no further information available at this time.

A police spokesperson stressed that this is just an allegation at this point and that investigators have yet to determine whether Lynch was involved in the incident.

Lynch took part in the Seahawks' Sunday practice, and head coach Pete Carroll said the veteran performed well.

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