Disturbance Led To Man Being Beaten And Stabbed On Captiol Hill

Five suspects being sought in the brutal attack of a man on Capitol Hill last night. On 6/19/14, shortly after 2:00 a.m., the 61-year-old victim was walking in the 900 block of E. Pike St. when two white males approached him and exchanged words with the victim.  The suspects walked away and the victim followed westbound to the southeast corner of Broadway and E. Pike.

At this point one man and two women joined the two suspects and surrounded the victim. One of the suspects- described as a white male, wearing a black hoodie and carrying a skateboard- struck the man across the head with the skateboard. A second suspect reportedly pulled a knife and stabbed the victim in the back.

According to witnesses a third suspect struck the victim on the left side of his head with a bottle causing a severe laceration. The suspects then knocked the victim to the ground and punched and kicked him before fleeing eastbound on E. Pike St.

Officers conducted an area check for the suspects with negative results. Medics transported the 61-year-old to Harborview with a single stab wound to the lower left back and cuts to the left side of his head.

Police are working to identify the five suspects, described by witnesses as:

1. A white male in his 20s,  6’3,  200 pounds, long blonde hair, wearing a black hoodie and carrying a skateboard.

2. A white male in his 20s, 5’10, thin build, possibly wearing a white shirt and black. (Suspect with the knife).

3. A white female in her 20s, stocky build, 5’5, 150 pounds, dark hair, wearing black pants and black shoes.

These three suspects were accompanied by another white female and white male, both in their 20s.