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Two people stabbed in Pioneer Square, one dies at hospital

Pioneer Sq Double StabbingSEATTLE — Police have a man in custody who reportedly stabbed a man and a woman Saturday night in Pioneer Square. The male victim died from his injuries at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle police said.

A 911 call came in around 10:30 p.m. Friday reporting a double stabbing near 3rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street.  The woman was confronted by the male suspect who reportedly stabbed her once. When the man she was with tried to help her, the suspect turned on the man and stabbed him in the neck and torso.

Police said officers from SWAT and gang units arrived at the scene and took the suspect into custody. The suspect was reportedly holding the knife used in the stabbings when police arrived on the scene. The victims were transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening wounds.

Police are investigating the incident, but said it appears that the stabbings were unprovoked.

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