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Woman Assaulted & Stabbed in West Seattle

On April 23rd at approximately 3:34 p.m. officers responded to a 911 report of a man assaulting a woman with a knife in West Seattle.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the 40-year-old female victim was walking down the sidewalk with her nine-year-old daughter.  At the corner of Lanham Place SW and SW Graham Street the victim was knocked to the ground, assaulted and repeatedly stabbed by a 22-year-old male suspect.  The nine-year-old daughter was not injured.  The suspect fled the scene on foot.

Responding officers were directed to the suspect’s location by witnesses who saw him run into a residence in the 6300 block of 29th Avenue SW (where the suspect is believed to live).  Officers surrounded the residence.  The suspect opened the front door and was immediately arrested by officers.  There was nobody else present at the residence. 

The victim wast transported to Harborview Medical Center by SFD medics with life-threatening injuries.  The suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault. 

CSI detectives responded to process the arrest location for evidence.  The knife believed to have been used in the stabbing has been recovered.  Preliminary indications are that the victim and suspect did not know each other.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.