A Kenmore store clerk and an armed robbery suspect were both hospitalized with life-threatening stab wounds Monday afternoon after an apparent struggle during a robbery attempt, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials responded to Town Market, a store at 7000 N.E 181st St., just before 4 p.m. and found a clerk and a suspect both with injuries. Though officials initially said the suspect was approximately 30, they later said he is a 15-year-old boy. The sheriff’s office said the clerk is 52.
Both were transported to Harborview Medical Center. As of Tuesday afternoon they were in stable condition at the hospital.
“It sounds like the suspect came in and the clerk fought back,” said King County sheriff’s spokesman Ryan Abbott.
Abbott said officials believe the suspect stabbed the clerk, before the clerk wrestled the knife away and stabbed the suspect back.
No further information was immediately available.
Note: This story has been updated with new information about the ages of the suspect and clerk.