Woman Stabbed Downtown, Suspect in Custody

In an apparent drug dispute gone bad, one woman stabbed another in the abdomen in Victor Steinbrueck Park tonight.  At approximately 7:17 p.m. officers responded to the call of a stabbing in Victor Steinbrueck Park.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect and victim (both adult females) were in an argument over drugs.  At some point the suspect produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the abdomen.  An off-duty federal law enforcement officer witnessed the altercation and intervened, holding the suspect at bay until uniformed patrol officers arrived on scene.  The suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of her non-life-threatening injuries.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.