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3 stabbed after ‘random attack’ in downtown Seattle; suspect arrested nude

KCPQ-TV Seattle logo KCPQ-TV Seattle 7/9/2019 By KCPQ-TV, Seattle
a group of people crossing a city street: Photo credit: Hoa Duong © KCPQ-TV/TNS Photo credit: Hoa Duong

SEATTLE — Police said three people were injured after reports of a stabbing outside Nordstrom’s headquarters in downtown Seattle.

Seattle police were called to a reported stabbing just after 10:00 a.m. Tuesday on 6th Avenue near Pine Street.

They say the suspect fled on foot, removed his clothing and attempted to get rid of the weapon. He was arrested nude, and officers recovered a knife and his clothing.

Police said two men in their 70s were rushed to Harborview Medical Center. One is in critical condition while the other is expected to be okay. A third man was also hurt during the attack, but he was treated on the scene.

Officers say the attack is concerning because it appears to have been unprovoked. Investigators are interviewing the suspect trying to understand what led up to the stabbing.

Two people being transported to HMC. One, a 75-year-old male in stable condition. Working to gather details on the 2nd. 3rd person was treated at the scene and declined transport.

— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) July 9, 2019

Breaking news: Reports of multiple stabbings in downtown Seattle’s Nordstrom #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/yOdlckysTr

— Hana Kim (@hanamkim) July 9, 2019

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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