The 40-year-old Beacon Hill bicyclist arrested for stabbing a man in a quarrel after a crash in the Broadway bikeway last weekend has been released from jail on his own recognizance. Meanwhile, details of the early Sunday, May 31st incident at Broadway and Pine have emerged including a witness report of the man who was stabbed purposefully causing his assailant to crash in the lead-up to the bloody attack.
Prosecutors say a charging decision has not yet been made in the case. We are not identifying the rider or the 31-year-old man who was stabbed in the incident.
According to police, the suspect and a witness both described an incident that began with the victim purposefully elbowing the rider — who had “a green bike light at the intersection,” the report notes — causing the crash.
The victim in the attack was taken to the hospital in serious condition with multiple stab wounds. CHS does not have an update on his recovery.
The suspect was booked into King County Jail for investigation of the assault but released Monday night. As a condition of his release, he is barred from contact with the victim.
According to records, the suspect’s criminal history in the state is limited to one case: a 2007 citation for driving without insurance and a freeway HOV lane violation.