Woman escapes through second-story window after man allegedly stabs her in Central District

May 27, 2023, 5:05 PM

Woman stabbed Central District...

A woman escaped through a second-story window after a man allegedly stabbed her on Saturday in the Central District. (KIRO 7 News)

(KIRO 7 News)

SEATTLE — A woman escaped through a second-story window after a man allegedly stabbed her on Saturday in the Central District.

The Seattle Police Department said around 5 a.m. officers got a 911 call that a woman had been stabbed in the 900 block of Hiawatha Place South. Officers found out the 33-year-old woman was being transported to Harborview Medical Center.

Officers met the woman and a witness at the hospital. The woman had sustained life-threatening injuries but is currently in stable condition.

Police learned the woman and her friend were in a 32-year-old man’s apartment when he grabbed a knife and stabbed the woman.

The woman escaped by jumping out of a second-story window. The witness took the woman to the hospital.

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Officers said they surrounded the apartment, but the man refused the exit the building. Officers assigned to SPD’s Hostage Negotiation Team, as well as SWAT, responded to the scene.

A warrant was issued for the man’s arrest and he was booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault.

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Woman escapes through second-story window after man allegedly stabs her in Central District