Update at 9:10 p.m.: A man is in critical condition after he was stabbed on a Metro bus by another man who then fled the scene Wednesday evening, police said.
The stabbing victim entered a Metro bus and sat down next to the suspect, who began to argue with him about how close the two were sitting, according to the Seattle Police Department. The suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the man multiple times, and then got off the bus after the driver stopped it at Third Avenue and Marion Street shortly after 6 p.m. The suspect fled on foot before officers arrived.
The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
The suspect, a 40-year-old man, is still at large, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Seattle police homicide tip line at 206-233-5000.
Original post: A man was stabbed on a Metro bus in downtown Seattle Wednesday evening.
Police responded to an assault-with-weapons call near Third Avenue and Marion Street about 6 p.m., according to a King County Sheriff’s Office Metro Transit Police official. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center with stab wounds.
The route 132 bus remains at Third and Marion. A portion of the intersection is blocked.
No information about a suspect, arrests or the condition of the victim was immediately available.
Seattle homicide detectives will investigate.