Double Stabbing Aboard Metro Bus in Beacon Hill

Two men were stabbed tonight while exiting a Metro Bus in Beacon Hill – one of the victims sustained life-threatening injuries.

At approximately 8:20 p.m. officers responded to a report of a double stabbing aboard a Metro bus.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the bus was stopped at a bus stop at Beacon Avenue South and South Graham Street.  The two adult male victims were walking past the suspect to get off the bus.  Without warning or provocation, the suspect got up from his seat and stabbed both victims with a folding knife.  One victim was stabbed in the back of the head and neck and the other victim was stabbed in the shoulder area.  Both victims are believed to be in their 30’s.

Fire department medics responded to the scene and transported both victims to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

The victim stabbed in the head and neck sustained life-threatening injuries.  The second victim’s injuries were considered non-life-threatening.

Officers arrived on scene and arrested the suspect without incident while he was still on the bus.  Officers recovered the knife used in the attack.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene and will be handling the active and on-going investigation.