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(UPDATED) Police Arrest University District Stabbing Suspects

UPDATE: 02/01/2023 07:35 p.m.

Seattle Police received a call from a citizen who reported seeing the two suspects involved in the stabbing last night in the 4200 block of University Way Northeast.

Just after 04:00 p.m., officers arrived and located a man and a woman, who matched the description of the suspects. Police detained and identified the two subjects.

The 29-year-old male suspect and the 40-year-old female suspect were arrested for malicious harassment and assault. Both suspects were booked into King County Jail.

Bias Crimes Detectives will now be leading the investigation.  

UPDATE: 02/01/2023 09:20 a.m.

During the verbal altercation, the male suspect expressed racial slurs stating he was a “skinhead” and told the male victim to “leave my country.”

Seattle Police will be investigating this incident as a malicious harassment crime.

Man Stabbed in University District Suspects Not Located

Seattle Police responded to a report of rocks being thrown at a man but quickly learned a man had been stabbed Tuesday evening in University District.

When officers arrived just after 06:30 p.m. near the intersection of Northeast 45th Street and University Way Northeast, a man was found with a non-life threatening stab wound to his chest. It was reported the 53-year-old male victim was in an alleyway visiting a nearby business, when a man and woman approached him.

There was a verbal altercation that led to rocks being thrown at the victim. Both suspects then grabbed and held the male victim while the male suspect stabbed him in the chest.

The suspects left the alleyway on foot last seen heading southbound on University Way Northeast. Officers searched the area but did not locate them.

Seattle Fire Department responded to the scene, provided medical aid and transported the male victim to Harborview Medical Center.

Homicide detectives will continue the investigation.

Male Suspect: white male, approximately 25-35 years old, skinny, white beanie with pompom, light hoodie possibly white, dark pants, sneakers with white soles and dark uppers, in possession of backpack

Female Suspect: white female, approximately 25-30 years old , bleached hair with dark roots, big hoop earrings, white pants, multiple bags of luggage with pink bag on top

If you have any information about this incident, please call SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.