Man stabbed under the viaduct, suspect arrested

A suspect was arrested last night after police responded to a call of two men fighting with knives underneath the viaduct.

Officers responded to several 911 calls of two white males fighting with knives in the 1400 Block of Alaskan Way last night at approximately 9:20 pm.  When officers arrived, they located a male victim with multiple lacerations to his chin, chest, arm and leg.  The victim was hostile toward the police and firefighters.  One officers was able to get the victim to describe the suspect.  The victim told officers that the suspect was a black male, wearing black clothing.  Officers began an extensive search for the suspect, and began setting up containment for a possible K-9 track.

The scene was contained and officers began searching for evidence.  During this search, officers located a large amount of blood near a “sleeping” male transient.  Officers woke the white male transient to see if he had witnessed the incident.  While speaking with him, the officers observed blood on the suspect’s face, hands, clothing and sleeping bag.  During the course of the conversation with officers, the suspect made admissions that connected him with the stabbing.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.  A knife and several items with blood on them were recovered and placed into evidence.

The 21-year-old victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  The 48-year old male suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault.