Seattle Police found a male victim with stab wounds to his back after a fight at Broadway and Pike early Thursday morning.
UPDATE: The 61-year-old stabbing victim was treated and released from Harborview on Thursday morning, according to a hospital spokesperson.
According to East Precinct radio dispatches, officers were called to the area to a report of a group in an altercation at the intersection just after 2 AM. One person in the fight described as a white male possibly in his 40s was reported to have fallen to the ground before he got up and started walking southbound from the scene on Broadway. UPDATE: A report on the incident released by SPD Thursday morning says the victim is a 61-year-old man from out of state. Police say the victim reportedly got into an argument on E Pike and was stabbed in the back, beat with a skateboard and struck on the head with a bottle.
Police are looking for multiple suspects in the assault:
1. A white male in his 20s, 6’3, 200 pounds, long blonde hair, wearing a black hoodie and carrying a skateboard.
2. A white male in his 20s, 5’10, thin build, possibly wearing a white shirt and black. (Suspect with the knife).
3. A white female in her 20s, stocky build, 5’5, 150 pounds, dark hair, wearing black pants and black shoes.
These three suspects were accompanied by another white female and white male, both in their 20s.
According to radio dispatches, an arriving officer found the victim and immediately called Seattle Fire to the scene reporting the male had suffered three stab wounds to his back. The victim was reported to be alert and conscious despite his injuries. A relative was reportedly at the scene with the victim.
The suspect was described only as a white male wearing a black sweatshirt and carrying a skateboard. He was last seen with a group of two other males and two females headed west on Pike from the intersection. There were no immediate arrests and we do not have an update on the victim’s condition.
SPD reported that an adult male was found by witnesses with multiple stab wounds and transported to Harborview in serious condition and the suspect remained at large as of 2:47 AM.
UPDATE: Here is the full report from SPD:
Five suspects being sought in the brutal attack of a man on Capitol Hill last night. On 6/19/14, shortly after 2:00 a.m., the 61-year-old victim was walking in the 900 block of E. Pike St. when two white males approached him and exchanged words with the victim. The suspects walked away and the victim followed westbound to the southeast corner of Broadway and E. Pike.
At this point one man and two women joined the two suspects and surrounded the victim. One of the suspects- described as a white male, wearing a black hoodie and carrying a skateboard- struck the man across the head with the skateboard. A second suspect reportedly pulled a knife and stabbed the victim in the back.
According to witnesses a third suspect struck the victim on the left side of his head with a bottle causing a severe laceration. The suspects then knocked the victim to the ground and punched and kicked him before fleeing eastbound on E. Pike St.
Officers conducted an area check for the suspects with negative results. Medics transported the 61-year-old to Harborview with a single stab wound to the lower left back and cuts to the left side of his head.