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Suspect Arrested Following Stabbing on Capitol Hill

A 28-year-year old man was arrested for assault after a traffic altercation led to the stabbing of a 37-year-old man Sunday evening on Capitol Hill. The victim is being treated at the hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

At approximately 6:15 PM, East Precinct officers responded to a report of a stabbing at 11th Avenue and Pike Street. Officers arrived and located the victim bleeding from the abdomen stating that he had been stabbed. Officers immediately provided first aid until the Seattle Fire Department took over care and transported the man to the hospital.

Officers spoke with the victim who stated he had been in the crosswalk when a car drove past him, nearly striking him. According to the victim, the driver of the vehicle got out and stabbed him before leaving the area.

Witnesses provided officers a description of the vehicle, including the license plate. Officers were able to locate the registered owner and then locate a male matching the suspect description associated with that vehicle.

Officers interviewed the suspect who admitted driving the vehicle and having a confrontation with the victim. Following the interview, the suspect was arrested for assault and booked into the King County Jail.