12:19 AM: Police and fire are rushing to the 9200 block of 20th SW (map), where a 35-year-old man is reported to have been stabbed in the abdomen. No other information about circumstances so far.
12:36 AM: Medic conversation over the radio indicates the man has multiple stab wounds to the upper abdomen and what were described as slash wounds to the arm(s) from defending himself, but has not lost consciousness.
7:15 AM: Police say via SPD Blotter that this happened during a home-invasion break-in, and they are looking for two people who knocked on the victim’s door, forced their way inside, tried to get him to go outside, and attacked him when he refused. His wounds are described as non-life-threatening. Here’s the full text of what Det. Jeff Kappel wrote on SPD Blotter:
Two suspects remain at large after stabbing a man during a home-invasion in West Seattle early this morning.
On April 18 at approximately 12:13 a.m. officers responded to the report of a stabbing at an apartment in the 9200 block of 20th Avenue SW. Preliminary investigation indicates that the adult male victim answered a knock on his front door. When he opened the door two unknown male suspects forced their way into the victim’s apartment. The suspects tried to get the victim to go outside. The victim refused and got into a physical altercation with the suspects.
At one point the victim thought he was being punched by the suspects but was actually being stabbed. Further investigation revealed that the victim had been stabbed in the chest and in the arms. Both suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction and remain at large. It is unknown at this time if the suspects stole anything from the victim.
There were additional family members inside the apartment at the time of the home-invasion, a woman and two kids (a boy and a girl of unknown ages), none of whom were injured. It appears that the other family members were all sleeping during the incident.
Fire department medics responded to the scene and transported the victim, a man believed to be in his 20′s, to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers conducted an area search however, the suspects remain at large.
The only suspect descriptions available at this time are two unknown race males wearing bandannas over their faces. One suspect was wearing a hoodie.
Robbery detectives are responding to process the scene and assume control of the active and on-going investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535 and refer to this incident. Anonymous tips are welcome.
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