Ballard Argument Ends in Stabbing

Officers arrested a 27-year old man after stabbing a man in the arm late Tuesday evening in the Ballard neighborhood.

Officers were called to NW 85 Street and Mary Avenue NW just after 11 p.m. to a report of a knife attack. Officers arrived quickly and, with the victim’s assistance, located the suspect and arrested him.

Officers learned that the suspect had just left a nearby tavern when he encountered the 39 year-old victim. An argument ensued. It culminated when the suspect produced a knife and stabbed the victim. Undeterred by his injury, the victim called 911 and followed the suspect as he ran away.

The suspect was still in possession of a bloody knife. Officers relieved him of the weapon and placed it into evidence. Seattle Fire Medics transported the victim to a nearby hospital with serious but non-life threatening injures, whilst the suspect was taken to jail.