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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

October 31, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Knife fight with multiple victims closes streets in S. Seattle

 

A police officer tends to a bag with some of the victims’ clothing as Seattle police respond to the scene on South Hanford Street off of MLK Jr. Way after a knife fight and stabbings of four males broke out around 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. All four were stabbed and three were sent to Harborview with life-threatening injuries. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

UPDATE, 10:40 p.m. | Police and fire department responders have left the scene. A firefighter used an extinguisher to wash blood from the edge of the sidewalk on Martin Luther King Jr. Way at the corner of Hanford Street.

Investigators’ time on the scene was about an hour from the first 911 call.

UPDATE, 10:02 p.m. | Times reporter Keith Ervin says it appears the stabbings were on South Hanford Street about a block from a light-rail station. The location is not far from Franklin High School, he said.

UPDATE, 9:52 p.m. | SPD says four males have been stabbed and three of them who have have life-threatening injuries, have been taken to Harborview Medical Center after a fight among the four “escalated to a knife fight.”

The fourth person is being treated by medics at the scene, according to an SPD tweet.

All four people involved are in custody, police have tweeted. Police say they continue to investigate and will have no additional information at this time.

ORIGINAL POST | An assault with multiple victims has resulted in street closures around Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and Rainier Avenue South, according to a tweet from the Seattle Police Department.

We have sent a reporter and a photographer to the scene and will add details as we get them.

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