The two men were taken to Harborview Medical Center, reportedly with injuries that are not life-threatening.
Two men were stabbed and a third was injured in an apparent fight in downtown Seattle late Tuesday night, Seattle police said.
Around 11 p.m, an officer was on a traffic stop in the 300 block of Pine Street when a man approached and told the officer someone was being stabbed around the corner near Third Avenue and Pike Street, according to a police statement.
The officer ran to the scene and saw multiple people fleeing the area. He found a 50-year-old man and a 26-year-old man who had both been stabbed multiple times. The men told the officer they were trying to break up a fight when they were stabbed by a man they didn’t know who fled before the officer arrived.
Officers learned from a clerk at a nearby convenience store that a third man claimed to have been attacked and went to a nearby hospital for his injuries. Police found the 36-year-old man at Virginia Mason Medical Center, where he told police he stabbed the other two men while they were attacking him, Detective Patrick Michaud said. The man had scrapes and cuts on his face.
The two stabbing victims were taken to Harborview Medical Center, where one was in serious condition and one in stable condition Tuesday night, according to police. One was stabbed in the leg and back, and the other was stabbed in his side and back. An update on the men’s conditions was unavailable Wednesday afternoon.