- Mugging and stabbing: Police made three arrests and medics were called to 10th and Marion after a reported early Wednesday street robbery and stabbing. The 23-year-old victim was headed back to the Seattle U campus when a group of two males and a female accomplice reportedly attacked just after 1 AM. The victim suffered a stab wound in the street robbery and was taken to the hospital for treatment.Responding officers took a male and a female into custody after spotting the trio near 13th and Columbia. A second male fled the scene and a larger search including a K9 unit ensued. Police reported they had recovered a brass-knuckle knife at the scene of the arrest.The K9 unit tracked the second male suspect to the Seattle U recycling yard near 13th and Columbia where he was also taken into custody.UPDATE: SPD says the student who was robbed suffered life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, SPD says the suspects were aged 15, 16 and 23:
Three suspects were arrested early this morning following a call of an assault and robbery on the Seattle University campus. The victim, a 23-year-0ld student, was transported to Harborview Medical Center for a stab wound to his chest.
At around 1:15 this morning, East Precinct officers responded to a call on the school’s campus of a possible robbery or assault that had just occurred. Officers arrived along with the Fire Department and located the 23-year-old student. The victim told officers that he was walking back to campus when he noticed two people following him. As he entered campus he was attacked from behind by the suspects. They knocked him to the ground and began punching him. The victim told officers that there was also a female present during this attack. The man told officers that he could feel the suspects going through his pockets. According to the victim, one of the suspects pulled out a knife. The suspects then fled and the victim pushed the button on one of the emergency kiosks located on campus and waited for Seattle University Security to arrive. S.U. Security arrived quickly and called 911.
As Seattle Fire was treating the victim, they discovered a stab wound in his upper chest. The victim did not realize he had been stabbed in the attack.
As SFD was treating the victim, Seattle Police and campus security located two possible suspects hiding a few blocks away. The victim was able to positively identify the suspects, and they were arrested. The victim was then transported to Harborview with life-threatening injuries.
A third suspect, with the assistance of a K-9 team, was located a few blocks away hiding inside a recycling maintenance yard. That suspect was also arrested.
The suspects, a 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old female, were later booked into the Youth Services Center. The 23-year-old male suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery. Robbery Unit detectives will handle the follow up investigation.