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The Today File

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September 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Seattle Police adds patrols after Friday night’s fatal stabbing

Following Friday night’s double stabbing in Pioneer Square, there will be more uniformed and non-uniformed officers patrolling the streets over the weekend, Seattle police said Saturday night.

A 46-year-old college English professor and his 30-year-old partner were stabbed Friday night by an alleged attacker whom police say suddenly confronted them after they left a Sounders game. The professor, Troy Wolff, died from multiple stab wounds, while the partner, Kristin Ito, was at Harborview Medical Center on Saturday night.

A preliminary police investigation indicates the attacker stabbed Ito repeatedly. Wolff tried to stop the attacker, who turned and stabbed him in the neck and torso, police say.

In a blog post Saturday night, police offered the public suggestions for staying safe on the streets.

“While we are in no way implying that the victims did anything wrong or could have done anything different to avoid the horrific circumstances they found themselves in last night, we would like to provide some personal safety tips to help you avoid danger and trouble,” Det. Jeff Kappel said in a post on the police department’s Blotter.

You can read the department’s tips for personal safety here.

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