Seattle Police arrested a security guard Monday afternoon after the 57-year-old reportedly fought and stabbed a man he was trying to make leave private property at a Broadway and Pine building.
SPD and Seattle Fire were called just after 2:30 PM to the stabbing reported at the Broadway Building in the 1600-block of the street.
Medics treated a 25-year-old man with a stab wound near his collarbone. He was taken to Harborview in stable condition.
Police say the fight started over an attempt to remove the stabbing victim from private property:
Through their investigation, officers learned the security guard had initially confronted the victim about drinking and trespassing on private property outside a business. Police determined the security guard escalated the confrontation to a physical fight rather than disengaging with the victim, and he then seriously escalated the fight by stabbing the victim.
Police say the security guard denied stabbing the man and told police he did not have a knife. Officers later “found the knife in a break room, hidden under a bag of chips.”
The suspect was taken into custody and booked into King County Jail for assault.
The Broadway Building is a six-story apartment building owned by Hunters Capital. It is also home to offices for various businesses and has street-level commercial tenants on Broadway including FOB Poke Bar, Yo Zushi, Ian’s Pizza, and Blick Art Materials.
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