Update: Man stabbed in Arbor Heights, taken to hospital

ORIGINAL 1:59 AM REPORT: Police and medics are at the scene of a stabbing in the vicinity of 37th and 99th (map). According to scanner traffic, the victim is a 25-year-old stabbed in the abdomen and face with a “kitchen knife.” He’s being rushed to Harborview Medical Center.

2:17 AM UPDATE: At the scene, police tell us they are questioning a suspect. Adding a photo. No information on the circumstances yet, but we’ll be checking back.

1:08 PM UPDATE: Details on the circumstances, just obtained from Lt. Ron Smith of the Southwest Precinct: He says the incident started with an “ex-boyfriend forcing his way into the residence.” That man, he says, attacked his ex-girlfriend and another woman – until “another male in the residence … stabbed the (domestic-violence) suspect in an effort to stop the assault.”

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10 Replies to "Update: Man stabbed in Arbor Heights, taken to hospital"

  • RickM May 21, 2011 (8:49 am)

    Would really appreciate some more info on this. Too close for comfort.

  • Justin May 21, 2011 (10:41 am)

    I think usually murders like this are done by somebody who knows the victim. But I totally agree, I would like more info on this as soon as possible!

    • WSB May 21, 2011 (11:24 am)

      Justin – Do you have information that the victim died? The radio communications between medic unit and hospital at the time did not indicate life-threatening wounds (no CPR, vital signs pretty good), though they did need to get blood for transfusing, and this incident hasn’t appeared yet on SPD Blotter, which I would expect if it had turned fatal. I am pursuing followup from police in other ways but sometimes that’s difficult on a weekend, so bear with us while we continue seeking official info, which we will publish once it’s available – TR

  • anonyme May 21, 2011 (11:41 am)

    A few too many weird goings-on in Arbor Heights lately.

  • clark5080 May 21, 2011 (12:51 pm)

    I sure didn’t hear anything only one block away

    • WSB May 21, 2011 (1:03 pm)

      I just got more info from police – adding to the story – TR

  • MMB May 21, 2011 (3:14 pm)

    How the heck did I sleep through all of this? Did get up at 3:30 for water, and as is my insomniac habit, checked around through several of our windows just to be sure all was quiet in the neighborhood. It was, at that point!

  • arbor heights res. May 21, 2011 (10:29 pm)

    I wonder if this could be related to the possible break in that happened on Monday on 37th and 102nd?

  • MB May 21, 2011 (11:46 pm)

    Note to self: don’t force my way into someone else’s house and begin assaulting the occupants unless I am prepared to be shanked.

  • SSW May 22, 2011 (1:44 pm)

    We were wondering what the police activity was about, and are concerned about serious crime coming to our neighborhood. Sounds like domestic violence, in any case-everyone deserves to be safe in their homes.

    Hope things stay quiet and safe here.

    Thanks for the information!

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