Man Fatally Stabbed in University District, Detectives Interview Suspect (UPDATED)

Updated July 9th: Detectives have tracked down and interviewed a 25-year-old man in connection with last month’s fatal stabbing in the parking lot of the University District Jack in the Box.

On July 6th, officers found the 25-year-old man at the Bellevue Transit Center and arrested him.

After interviewing the 25-year-old man about the stabbing and conferring with prosecutors, detectives released the man.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into the stabbing, but do not believe this was a random act of violence. 

** UPDATE **

The victim in this stabbing, a man in his early 20’s, has died as a result of his injuries at Harborview Medical Center.

This incident is now an active and on-going homicide investigation.

Further investigation has revealed that the stabbing actually occurred in the parking lot of the Jack in the Box restaurant in the 4700 block of University Way NE.  The events leading up to the stabbing remain unknown and are under active investigation.

There is no further suspect description available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Homicide Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.

Anonymous tips are welcome.

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Officers continue to search for the suspect in a stabbing that occurred in the University District late this evening.

At approximately 10:56 p.m. officers responded to an unknown disturbance in the 4700 block of University Way NE.  Upon arrival officers located an adult male who had been stabbed in the torso. Preliminary information indicates that the altercation occurred in the street.  The events leading up to the stabbing are unknown and remain under active investigation.

Fire department medics responded to the scene and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The only suspect description available at this time is a tall, thin black male.

Homicide/Assault detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.