UPDATE: Search for stabbing suspect on Puget Ridge


1:23 PM: If you’re seeing/hearing a major Seattle Fire/Police response in the Puget Ridge area – there’s an “assault with weapons” response in the 6500 block of 18th SW. No other details so far.

1:29 PM: Still no information about who was injured and how, but police are looking for one suspect – the partial description on the scanner is white, male, 6 feet tall, thin, no shirt.

1:34 PM: The incident is now described as a stabbing. If you’re hearing a helicopter in the area, it’s TV.

1:54 PM: SFD says the victim is a 34-year-old man taken to the hospital with a stab wound in his thigh.

2:26 PM Police still have 18th SW blocked in the 6500 block.

2:53 PM Update from SFD – victim’s wounds are more serious than first reported – now described as life-threatening.

22 Replies to "UPDATE: Search for stabbing suspect on Puget Ridge"

  • arborA January 12, 2017 (1:47 pm)

    Any schools on lockdown?

    • WSB January 12, 2017 (1:49 pm)

      Not that I know of.

    • Dj January 12, 2017 (2:06 pm)

      Sanislo should be if they aren’t it happened less than a block from their playground.

      • WSB January 12, 2017 (2:25 pm)

        They are dismissing as usual per both scanner and what I am seeing in the area right now.

  • KN January 12, 2017 (2:44 pm)

    Are they still searching for the suspect?

  • Kelley January 12, 2017 (2:50 pm)

    The area is clear now

  • Rachael January 12, 2017 (3:13 pm)

    I don’t know if this is relevant,  but my neighbor had a knife pulled on him while out walking his dog a month or so ago at Kenyan and Delridge. Suspect at that time was a tall white male- possible link? This was the 7900 block of Delridge,  realistically not far from today’s incident.  

    • Jeanine January 12, 2017 (3:44 pm)

      There’s a house on that block that is well known to the police.  Even without more information I’d bet the victim and suspect knew each other.

      • Fedup76 January 12, 2017 (8:24 pm)

        Yes, the house has been a nuisance for years! With it being so close to an elementary school you’d think SPD & the Seattle Housing Authority would be able to shut it down! There are several house’s next to and across from it where young kids live that it should be considered a major public safety issue.

        i don’t understand why the school was not in lock down when there was a dangerous suspect, that caused bodily harm to someone with a weapon, at large???!!!!!

  • anonyme January 12, 2017 (4:02 pm)

    No shirt??!!!  Was he on bath salts? 

    • WSB January 12, 2017 (4:06 pm)

      Not the only shirtless person mentioned on police scanner this afternoon … somebody in his 60s in The Junction causing some kind of trouble was also described that way. Maybe the sunshine?

      • Erithan January 12, 2017 (10:32 pm)

        I’m reminded of the almost live skit “Seattle summer” (I think) sorry for side topic!

  • waikikigirl January 12, 2017 (4:43 pm)

    Anonyme &WSB…. OMG,,,LOL!!! Thanks for the humor even though this is such a troubling story.

  • waikikigirl January 12, 2017 (6:43 pm)

    @Anonyme…I had to “google” bath salts…I never knew it’s linked to drug use! I guess you do learn something new everyday. But t did make me laugh when I first read it. :>)

  • AviatorLMS January 12, 2017 (9:24 pm)

    Was the suspect apprehended or is he still at large, possibly lurking in Puget Ridge and a danger to those of us who live here?  What’s the update?

    • WSB January 12, 2017 (10:08 pm)

      Haven’t heard of an arrest but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been one. Won’t be able to get a definitive update before tomorrow morning.

  • Double Dub Resident January 13, 2017 (1:45 pm)

    The police have a suspect by name,  but as of this morning there are no arrests yet 

  • Arlene January 13, 2017 (1:59 pm)

    Any update for today? Did the victim live? Was anyone arrested? Very disturbing that this happened so close to the elementary school. Makes me wonder why, if police are aware of criminal activities taking place at this address, that the situation hasn’t been dealt with.

    • WSB January 13, 2017 (3:27 pm)

      Just got some narrative info from SPD, will add above when I can but in the short run: Victim came to house saying he was owed some money, suspect – known to victim – apparently took offense to that and/or disagreed, and stabbing ensued. Police do know who they are looking for but so far haven’t found him.

    • Chaff January 13, 2017 (11:43 pm)

      SERIOUSLY, Arlene??

  • Moose January 13, 2017 (4:59 pm)

    Thank you WSB. 

  • Holly January 14, 2017 (11:08 am)

    I’d love to know other people’s thoughts about Sanislo and the lack of response.  I pulled my child out of there because kids were frequently getting out and lost outside the school when parents would come for their kids they would be gone.  They are also locked down all the time, and have become one of the worst forgotten Seattle Schools.  That combo is a time bomb.  People in Admiral, Alki and affluent area are always shocked to hear, yet it continues.  We live across the street and the police chases and lockdowns and bullets flying during chase and shootings has been extremely high.  I seriously worry for the welfare of those kids over there.

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