UPDATED: Police search for 5 following brutal Capitol Hill stabbing
Police were called to the report of a fight around 2 a.m. near the intersection of Broadway and Pike. According to police, a 61-year-old man was walking in the 900 block of E. Pike Street when three males and two women approached him.
The group exchanged words and surrounded the victim. Police say one of the males hit the man in the head with a skateboard, and another pulled a knife and stabbed him in the back. A third suspect hit the man across the head with a bottle.
The suspects fled eastbound on Pike Street following the attack.
When police arrived, they found the injured man on the sidewalk and he was taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition, SPD said.
Witnesses described the suspects as:
1. A white male in his 20s, 6’3, 200 pounds, long blonde hair, wearing a black hoodie and carrying a skateboard.
2. A white male in his 20s, 5’10, thin build, possibly wearing a white shirt and black. (Suspect with the knife).
3. A white female in her 20s, stocky build, 5’5, 150 pounds, dark hair, wearing black pants and black shoes.
These three suspects were accompanied by another white female and white male, both in their 20s.
Anyone who has information about the stabbing is encouraged to call 911.