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Stabbing Incident at 23rd and East Cherry

A man was sent to Harborview Medical Center last night after it was discovered that he had been stabbed in the chest after an unknown suspect punched him.

At about 10:20 last night, the male victim was approached by two unknown men in the 2300 Block of East Cherry Street.  The victim reported to a witness that one of the men punched him in the chest.  The victim soon discovered that he had actually been stabbed in the chest just above his heart.  Officers arrived at the location and immediately requested Seattle Fire Medics to the scene.  The victim was transported to HMC. Officers did not locate any witnesses to the actual assault, and were unable to determine the actual circumstances surrounding the stabbing because the victim had been admitted to the Emergency Room.  Officers believe based on the size of the wound that the item used in the stabbing could possibly be an ice pick.  The only additional information on the suspects is that they are black males.  Detectives are handling the follow up investigation.