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Three injured, suspect arrested in downtown Seattle stabbing

Courtesy Seattle Police Dept.

SEATTLE, Washington –Three people were injured in a stabbing in downtown Seattle on Tuesday before police arrested a nude man and recovered a knife.

According to the Seattle Police Department, just after 10 a.m., police received reports that a man had stabbed three people near 6th Avenue and Olive Street. One of the victims ran into a nearby store while the suspect fled the scene. Officers took the man into custody near 8th Avenue and Pine Street. Police also recovered the knife – which the suspect had discarded in the back of a package delivery truck – and the man’s clothes, which he had stripped off as he ran from officers.

A 75-year-old man was stabbed in the neck and a 77-year-old man was stabbed in the back. Both were transported to Harborview Medical Center and are in stable condition. A third man, believed to be between 55 and 60 years old, was stabbed in the forearm and was treated at the scene but declined further assistance.

Police booked the 29-year-old suspect into the King County Jail for investigation of assault and a Washington State Department of Corrections violation.

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