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(1) No person may willfully use, or threaten to use by purposeful words or acts, unlawful physical force against the person of another.

(2) Any defense available to a person charged with the crime of assault in the fourth degree under RCW 9A.36.041 shall also be a defense to the crime of simple assault under this section.

(3) Any crime charged under this section shall be a gross misdemeanor. [Ord. 4447 § 1, 2019; Ord. 3484 § 2, 2001; Code 1970 § 9.06.030.]