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Man Injured In Central District Stabbing

A Central District man sustained minor injuries Friday when he was stabbed while doing yard work outside his home.

Shortly after 1 pm, the man called police and said he’d been attacked outside his home in the 1500 block of 29th Avenue. Officers arrived and contacted the man, who said he had been raking leaves in his yard when an unknown man approached him and stabbed him in the back. The victim used a rake to fend off the suspect, and then went inside his home and called 911. The suspect fled the scene.

Police searched the area with a K9 unit but were unable to locate the suspect.

The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center. His injuries were minor and are not considered life-threatening.