A man was stabbed outside City Market and a possible suspect escaped on foot sparking a large search around lower Capitol Hill as police looked for the assailant. The victim in the attack entered the market after being stabbed, according to SPD.
The near midnight attack filled the area with emergency vehicles. Witnesses reported the suspect was standing nearby but police were unable to apprehend the man before he fled on foot, according to police radio reports.
Seattle Fire said it was transporting the victim, a man in his 30s, to Harborview in stable condition.
We don’t yet have a confirmed description of the suspect or what happened inside City Market. According to police radio dispatches, officers were searching for an Asian or Hispanic male wearing a black leather jacket and a dark baseball cap.
UPDATE: Here is the SPD report on the attack:
A 30-year man reported that he was stabbed just after midnight while standing outside of a market in the 1700 Block of Bellevue Avenue. The injury, a single stab wound under his right arm pit, was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire and not considered to be life-threatening. The victim was later transported to the hospital for further treatment.
Witnesses reported seeing the victim standing outside of the City Market, holding a 2 foot long piece of two by four, in a verbal argument with another man. Shortly after, the victim entered the market saying he had been stabbed. The suspect, described as an Asian or Hispanic male, approximately 5’08″, thin build, wearing a baseball cap and black leather jacket, was last seen headed eastbound on East Howell.
Officers conducted an area search but did not locate the suspect. The victim would not provide much information about the assault to the officers at the scene.
Police were interviewing several witnesses who were in the area at the time of the attack. A K9 unit was dispatched but could not be successfully deployed because of the amount of foot traffic in the area masking any potential scent of the suspect’s getaway route.
— Luke Pickett (@Imfrikkenbored) September 17, 2013