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Suspect Arrested After Verbal Dispute Becomes Violent 

Seattle Police responded to a report of two males stabbed on the street in Pioneer Square Friday morning.  

Police arrived just after 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Yesler Way and located a 27-year-old man with a non-life-threatening stab wound to his head. He was evaluated by Seattle Fire Department personnel and required no further medical care.  

The other man, who was with the victim at the time, was also reported stabbed but left the location prior to police arrival.

According to officers at the scene, the two male victims attempted to purchase merchandise at a nearby business. A verbal dispute began in the store which led a 20-year-old male employee to point a gun at the victims. As the victims were exiting the store, one of them knocked over a stand of merchandise which caused the suspect employee to confront them and begin a physical altercation. The victims left the store and crossed the street.  

The suspect ran after the victims while swinging a knife at them. One male victim was struck in the head and the other male was likely stabbed, but the nature of his injury is unknown. 

Police recovered the knife and located two handguns within the business. Officers obtained a search warrant and recovered at least one of the two handguns for evidence.  

Officers arrested the suspect employee on suspicion of assault and harassment. He will be booked into the King County Jail after medical treatment for his non-life-threatening injuries at Harborview Medical Center.