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Officers Investigate Early Morning Stabbing in Downtown

Police are searching for the suspect in an early morning stabbing downtown that sent one man to the hospital.

Several witnesses called 911 after seeing one man stab another near 2 Ave and Columbia Street around 2:45 AM Thursday morning. Officers arrived and began to administer first-aid to the 37-year-old victim who was lying on the ground at 1st Ave and Columbia Street. Medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses reported hearing a loud argument between two or three men at 2 Ave and Columbia. The argument continued to escalate when the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times. The suspect fled to a waiting taxi and the victim ran a block before lying down on the sidewalk. Witnesses described the suspect as a white male, about 6 feet tall, with a slim build and buzzed hair.

Officers collected evidence, including the knife, and took photographs at the scene. A detective will continue the investigation. If you witnessed the assault or have any information, please call 911 to speak with an officer.