Police: Man stabbed, seriously injured on bus by rider who accused him of sitting too close

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Crime scene tape put up around a Metro bus where a man was stabbed Wednesday night. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

SEATTLE — A Metro bus passenger was stabbed and seriously injured in downtown Seattle Wednesday night by a fellow rider who complained he was sitting to close to him, police said.

The victim, a man, was rushed to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said. The Fire Department said he was in serious condition.

The victim boarded Metro route No. 132 and sat down next to the suspect in the back of the bus, police said.

“The suspect began to argue with the victim about how close he sat to him,” the Seattle Police Department crime blotter said. “The suspect then pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.”

The bus driver stopped the bus at 3rd Avenue and Marion Street and the suspect fled on foot before officers could arrive, police said.

Seattle police officers and King County deputies were searching for the suspect, identified by police as a black man, about 40 years old, who was wearing a black coat, blue jeans and a black knit hat.

Seattle police said homicide detectives are working with King County Metro to collect any video evidence that may have been recorded on the bus.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Seattle police homicide tip line at (206) 233-5000.




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  • sheesh

    It’s likely this was motivated by all the racial angst stirred up by the media. Weak minded individuals are all over the place and they will be far more affected by the constant focus on blacks being victims of whites. They go out on the street just hoping one of these imagined white victimizers will sit down next to them. And they create violent conflict from nothing more than that. The thing is that the media doesn’t disclose race all those times it is blacks attacking whites and even when it does, it doesn’t point it out as the most important fact about the attacks. If the truth were told and race focused on each time violence occurred then a different group would be marching to protect the systematic genocide going on here. Tuba man, the guy at the traffic circle, steve cox, the police officer beaten badly on a white center street, the bus driver shot in the face, the white kid beaten to death for trying to save a little red headed girl from attack, the white family whose home was just invaded and the man beaten, mia zapata, the 4 police in lakewood, etc etc etc etc

    • Sam

      The should have never shuttered the mental institutes back in the 70’s. Democrats released a bunch of them that became the homeless. And the courts do nothing about those who are mentally unbalanced…yeah they get pills but they do not take their meds. No one is there to monitor there meds…
      It’s more than just a race thing. The government has failed the US on many issues. And heaven forbid if a new law becomes enacted as change begets chaos and more tweaking of rules and regulations. We have been regulated to the point of paranoia.

    • John Public

      Speaking of suppressed news, heard about the New Jersey high school (Sayreville War Memorial) where black members of the football team viciously sodomized their white teammates in the locker room? The media quickly buried it when the race of the perps became known in late-October.

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