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Man Stabbed in West Seattle, Suspect in Custody

Southwest Precinct officers and Seattle Fire responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence in the 1700 Block of SW Barton Street shortly after 11:00 this morning.

Officers arrived and located the male victim, who had been stabbed several times in the chest.  Seattle Fire medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. 

Officers located the suspect a short distance away.  He was positively identified by witnesses as the correct suspect and taken into custody.  The weapon was recovered.

This is preliminary information and will be updated later with additional details.