Search for Suspect on Beacon Hill Last Night

A search for a female suspected in a stabbing incident last night brought out a lot of officers and King County’s Guardian One helicopter, but the known suspect was not located.

At 11:00 pm last night, officers were dispatched to 11 Avenue South and South Massachusetts Street to investigate a possible stabbing.  Officers arrived quickly and contacted the 52 year old male victim.  He stated that the suspect, a 20-year-old woman, is a friend and she was upset. They were talking about various issues that were upsetting her when she suddenly became angry and began punching his couch and then started hitting it with a golf club.  The victim got up to open the door to tell her to leave when she cut him on the arm with a knife.  The victim had a three inch laceration on his arm.  According to witnesses, the suspect then ran northbound on 12 Avenue South.

Despite the large police response, including a K-9 team and the assistance of the Sheriff’s helicopter, the suspect was not located.  Witnesses thought that the suspect may have cut herself as well, as officers located blood trails leading out three separate exits.  Officers recovered the knife and processed the scene.  The vicitm was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire and then transported to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment by ambulance.  The injury is not considered life-threatening.