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Stabbing in University District, suspect arrested

On April 22nd, at approximately 8:45 pm, North Precinct officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 5200 Block of University Way NE.  Officers arrived and located a male victim, shirtless, sitting on the sidewalk holding paper towels against an apparent stab wound to the left side of his back.  The victim told officers that he and his friend had pulled into the restaurant parking lot when they were immediately confronted by an unknown male suspect on foot who yelled, “You almost hit me!”  The suspect approached the driver, still seated in the driver’s seat, and slapped him across the face through the open window.  The suspect then pulled out a folding pocket knife and punctured all four tires of the victim’s car.  The passenger in the car got out to confront the man and after a brief struggle, found that he had been stabbed in the back.  Officers called for Seattle Fire to treat the victim’s injuries while they got a suspect description from the victims.

A short time later officers located the suspect in the 5500 Block of Brooklyn Avenue NE.  He was positively identified by witnesses, and taken into custody.  The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault and Investigation of Malicious Mischief.  The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center where it was determined that he sustained non life-threatening injuries, including the stab wound, cuts to his hands, and a dislocated shoulder.