Update: Officers arrested the 20-year-old suspect in the High Point neighborhood on April 2nd and booked him into the King County Jail for assault and Department of Corrections violation.
Officers and detectives are looking for a male suspect responsible for stabbing another man downtown late this afternoon.
At approximately 4:25 p.m. two uniformed officers were sitting in a fully-marked police car just east of the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Pine Street monitoring activity. The officers saw two men (the suspect and victim) yelling at one another and squaring off to fight. Using the police car’s public address system, the officers told the two to cease and move along. The two subjects walked around the corner into the 1500 block of 3rd Avenue. A few moments later a citizen ran up to the officers and told them that someone had been stabbed in front of the McDonalds.
The officers ran to the scene and saw one of the subjects they had seen moments earlier bleeding from his arm. The officers called for additional units and rendered first aid to the victim until fire department medics could arrive and take over. The medics subsequently transported the 20-year-old male victim to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
The suspect fled the scene on foot running southbound down 3rd Avenue. The officers were hindered in their ability to apprehend the suspect due to the high-density of rush hour pedestrian and vehicular traffic, the chaotic scene on the sidewalk and the need to preserve the crime scene and potential evidence.
The suspect, who remains at large, is described as a thin black male with medium skin, 20 to 25 years old, 5’9″ tall, and last seen wearing a black baseball hat with red insignia, a red shirt, brown hooded sweater with block lettering and black pants.
Homicide/Assault detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident. Anonymous tips are welcome.