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Fatal Stabbing Investigation Underway in Capitol Hill

Police are investigating a stabbing which left one man dead and another in custody early Tuesday.

Shortly after 3:30 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to reports of a person stabbed in the 1500 block of Broadway. Arriving units located a male with multiple stab wounds and attempted lifesaving measures. Despite their efforts, the 45-year-old male victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

With information provided by witnesses, officers were able to locate the 53-year-old male suspect a short distance away. A knife was recovered at the scene.

The circumstances that led up to the stabbing are unknown at this time.

Members of the Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to the scene along with Homicide detectives who will lead the investigation.

The suspect will be booked into King County Jail for investigation of murder.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.