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Juvenile Knife Assault in the Central District

On June 11th at approximately 4:11 p.m. officers responded to a report of a stabbing at an elementary school in the 1300 block of Yesler Way.  Preliminary investigation indicates that two juvenile males got into a verbal argument that became physical.  The 12-year-old male suspect brandished a knife and cut the 14-year-old male victim on the chin.  The suspect then ran off. 

Responding officers apprehended the suspect a couple blocks away from the scene of the assault.  Witnesses positively identified the suspect and he was taken into custody.  Officers recovered the knife used in the assault. 

The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) by SFD medics for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.  The suspect was also taken to HMC for his non-life-threatening injuries (while assaulting the victim the suspect inadvertently cut himself on the finger, requiring stitches).

The suspect is currently under hospital guard.  Upon release, officers plan to book him into the Youth Service Center for Investigation of Assault.