Officers Arrest Man for Saturday Morning Capitol Hill Stabbing

Officers arrested a man after a stabbing in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood early Saturday morning.

East Precinct bike officers monitoring 2 a.m. bar closing in the 900 block of East Pike street witnessed a fight between several dozen people break out Saturday. The officers went to intervene and a group of people scattered, but not before a man was left in the street with a stab wound to the arm that caused an arterial bleed. The victim struggled with officers who were eventually able to apply a tourniquet and stop the bleeding.

Officers had to move a large group of people that had gathered and was delaying the arrival of Seattle Fire Department Medics. Officers issued a dispersal order to the crowd so that firefighters could transport the victim who had become unconscious. Medics were eventually able to transport the man to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.

An officer in the area spotted a man trying to exit the crowd while attempting to conceal a knife.  Officers took the suspect into custody less than a hundred yards away but not before he punched and kicked officers in the head and chest. Officers recovered the knife which the suspect attempted to throw into a nearby bush. The suspect later admitted to officers that he had stabbed the victim.

Officers booked the suspect into King County Jail for investigation of assault.