Three suspects were arrested early this morning following a call of an assault and robbery on the Seattle University campus. The victim, a 23-year-0ld student, was transported to Harborview Medical Center for a stab wound to his chest.
At around 1:15 this morning, East Precinct officers responded to a call on the school’s campus of a possible robbery or assault that had just occurred. Officers arrived along with the Fire Department and located the 23-year-old student. The victim told officers that he was walking back to campus when he noticed two people following him. As he entered campus he was attacked from behind by the suspects. They knocked him to the ground and began punching him. The victim told officers that there was also a female present during this attack. The man told officers that he could feel the suspects going through his pockets. According to the victim, one of the suspects pulled out a knife. The suspects then fled and the victim pushed the button on one of the emergency kiosks located on campus and waited for Seattle University Security to arrive. S.U. Security arrived quickly and called 911.
As Seattle Fire was treating the victim, they discovered a stab wound in his upper chest. The victim did not realize he had been stabbed in the attack.
As SFD was treating the victim, Seattle Police and campus security located two possible suspects hiding a few blocks away. The victim was able to positively identify the suspects, and they were arrested. The victim was then transported to Harborview with life-threatening injuries.
A third suspect, with the assistance of a K-9 team, was located a few blocks away hiding inside a recycling maintenance yard. That suspect was also arrested.
The suspects, a 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old female, were later booked into the Youth Services Center. The 23-year-old male suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery. Robbery Unit detectives will handle the follow up investigation.