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Argument Over Dog Leads to Stabbing on Bus

Officers responded to a report of a stabbing onboard a Metro bus late Monday afternoon. The victim was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The suspect fled the scene.

On Monday, just before 4:00 pm, officers responded to a report of a stabbing on the bus at Queen Anne Avenue North and West Mercer Street. Officers arrived along with Seattle Fire and treated the 41-year-old man for injuries to his legs and arms. The victim was later transported to the hospital.

The officers learned that there were three people on the bus involved in an argument over the ownership of a dog. The argument turned into a physical fight when the bus stopped at Queen Anne Ave and Mercer St. The parties involved began to get off the coach when one of the men involved produced a knife and stabbed the victim while still on the bus. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction.

Officers detained one of the men involved in the argument but determined he was not the suspect. Detectives will now handle the follow up investigation.