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Police respond to reports of man brandishing knife in downtown Seattle

No injuries have been reported, but police are clearing the area around Third Avenue and University Street.

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Man stabbed in downtown Seattle

A 22-year-old man was stabbed in downtown Seattle Saturday evening, and was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said.