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UPDATE: Man Arrested for Stabbing Gas Station Clerk in Northgate

Update 11/18/21:

Officers working on this case identified the 18-year-old suspect and determined a possible address in the Northgate neighborhood.

Police surveilled the home for multiple hours Wednesday afternoon and eventually knocked on the front door and spoke with a family member of the suspect. The family member denied the suspect was in the home but as they were speaking, the suspect attempted to sneak out the back door and was apprehended by officers who were waiting for him.

Police booked the suspect into King County Jail and will work with the Prosecutor’s office as the case moves forward.

Original 11/16/21:

Police are searching for a man who stabbed a gas station clerk Monday evening in Northgate after the clerk told him he wasn’t allowed in the business without a face covering.

The suspect entered the gas station in the 2100 block of Northgate Way around 7:15 pm and was quickly turned away by the clerk for not wearing a mask inside the station’s convenience store.

The suspect then stabbed the clerk in the chest and abdomen and fled on foot.

Medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. Police searched the area but were unable to find the suspect. Detectives are investigating.