Man Stabbed Inside Capitol Hill Apartment, Officers Arrest Suspect

A 30-year-old suspect is in custody and a 29-year-old man is recovering at the hospital following a disturbance inside a Capitol Hill apartment late Thursday night.

Shortly before midnight, East Precinct officers responded to an unknown disturbance at an apartment building in the 200 block of 10th Avenue East.  A call came into the 911 center, but all dispatchers heard was an open line with someone in the background crying and saying “stop.”  Additional information from the dispatchers informed arriving officers that there were loud screams and that someone was possibly high on narcotics.  The caller was able to provide an apartment number to the operator.

Officers forced entry into the lock-out building and entered the apartment where the located the suspect on top of the victim.  The suspect was in the act of stabbing the victim when officers entered the apartment.  Officers disarmed the suspect and took him into custody.  A 12″ knife was recovered.  Officers immediately began life-saving efforts for the victim, applying tourniquets and bandages to the victim’s multiple stab wounds.  Seattle Fire medics arrived and took over the medical care, transporting the victim to Harborview Medical Center.

The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for felony assault.  Detectives will handle the follow up investigation.