A man was stabbed in the chest just after midnight in the 1700 block of Summit Ave early Monday morning. Police are investigating an armed street robbery in the same area.
At this point, we have not confirmed that the incidents are related. UPDATE: Police confirm that the victim suffered the injury in an altercation with another man who allegedly stabbed the victim and stole his backpack.
According to Seattle Fire radio reports, medics were dispatched just after 12:20a to the 1700 block of Summit Ave and found a man in his early 20s with a single stab wound to the left side of his chest. He was transported to Harborview.
Police meanwhile are investigating a reported armed street robbery in the same block of Summit at the same time. UPDATE: Police tell us that the victim was involved in an altercation with the suspect, was chased down and then stabbed in the chest. The suspect then left the area with the victim’s backpack. Police searched the area and found the suspect at the Harvard QFC where he was arrested and booked into jail.
CHS has reported on past violence in this stretch of Summit including this March, 2011 stabbing.
Police continue to investigate the January shooting death of a man on Harvard Ave. To date, SPD has not released any details of what is known about what lead to the shooting and if it involved robbery or drugs.