Three Injured, Suspect Arrested In Downtown Stabbing

Three people were injured in a stabbing in downtown Seattle on Tuesday before police arrested a nude man and recovered a knife.

Just after 10 AM, police received reports that a man had stabbed three people near 6th Avenue and Pine Street. One of the victims ran into a nearby store while the suspect fled the scene. Officers took the man into custody near 8th Avenue and Olive Street. Police also recovered the knife–which the suspect had discarded in the back of a package delivery truck–and the man’s clothes, which he had stripped off as he ran from officers.

A 75-year-old man was stabbed in the neck and a 77-year-old man was stabbed in the back. Both were transported to Harborview Medical Center and are in stable condition. A third man, believed to be between 55 and 60 years old, was stabbed in the forearm and was treated at the scene but declined further assistance.

Police booked the 29-year-old suspect into the King County Jail for investigation of assault and a Washington State Department of Corrections violation.