Man Stabbed in Cal Anderson Park, Suspect in Custody

Officers apprehended a male suspect responsible for stabbing another man during an altercation in Cal Anderson Park this evening.

At approximately 9:50 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of a stabbing in Cal Anderson Park located in the 1600 block of 11th Avenue.  Upon arrival officers located the victim, a male in his 20′s, who had been stabbed and slashed in the stomach area.  Fire department medics were called to the scene and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the altercation started over the suspect’s unleashed dog that was acting aggressively toward the victim.  The dog charged at the victim at least twice.  The victim defended himself against the second charge by striking the dog with his foot.  A physical altercation then ensued between the suspect and victim.  At some point in the altercation the suspect produced a knife and stabbed and slashed the victim on the front of his torso.  The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

The victim and witnesses provided officers with a suspect description.  Officers searched the park on foot and located the suspect, a male in his 20′s, walking northbound through the park.  Officers took the suspect into custody without further incident.

Officers recovered two knives, one of which they believe the suspect used in the stabbing.  It is unknown if the suspect and victim knew each other.

The suspect was transported to the East Precinct where he was interviewed and processed.  He will be booked into the King County Jail for Felony Assault.