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Male Assaulted During Altercation in the Chinatown-International District

Seattle Police responded to a 911 call from a male reporting that his fingers were bitten by another male, Sunday morning.

At approximately 10:20 a.m., Officers arrived in the 700 block of Main Street and located a 39-year-old male with two of his fingers severely injured. Officers found another male with multiple stab wounds to his back.

Both males were treated by the Seattle Fire Department. The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) in stable condition. The 59-year-old suspect was also transported to HMC in serious condition.

Police determined that the victim was walking his dog and got into an altercation about a bicycle with the suspect in the Chinatown-International District. The suspect began assaulting the victim by biting his fingers. The victim defended himself with a keychain knife and stabbed the suspect.

The victim’s dog was unharmed and taken to an animal shelter.

Officers processed the scene for evidence. The exact circumstances involving the stabbing are under investigation and will be handled by Detectives in the Homicide & Assault Unit.

If anyone has more information about this incident, please call SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.