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Assault, arrest in South Seattle

On January 30th, at approximately 3:09 pm, South Precinct officers responded to a call of a stabbing in the 3200 Block of South Ferdinand Street.  Officers arrived at located a man in his early 60’s who had gone to his neighbor’s for assistance.  The man had a stab wound to his hand.  He told officers that his roommate, also a man in his 60’s, had threatened to kill him, and then stabbed him in the hand, as well as struck him numerous times in the head.  After getting the information from the victim, officers went next door to contact the suspect.  The suspect was attempting to flee out the backyard of the residence by climbing over a fence.  He was quickly taken into custody by officers.  The victim was transported to a hospital for his injuries.  The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail.