Man stabbed on light-rail train; Seattle police make arrest

Crews responded to the University of Washington Station just as a football game was getting under way.

By Katherine Khashimova Long / The Seattle Times

SEATTLE — Seattle police arrested a man in connection with the stabbing of a light-rail passenger Saturday afternoon, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim, a 42-year-old man, sustained minor injuries and was taken to a hospital, according to a Seattle Fire Department spokesperson. Crews responded about 4:30 p.m. to the University of Washington Station, where the victim exited a train. Emergency crews responded to the Montlake area, just as the University of Washington-Hawaii football game was getting under way.

Authorities detained the suspected assailant when he exited a train. But details were not immediately available about what may have led to the violence, where the stabbing occurred or where the arrest was made.

It has been a violent weekend for Sound Transit. Three men in their 20s were shot at Westlake Station on Friday night, one fatally.

At the time of the stabbing, the Westlake gunman was still at large.

Talk to us

More in Northwest

Seattle City Council overrides mayor’s veto of policing cuts

“Divestment from a broken policing model … is the needed course of action,” the council president says.

Seattle cop got preferential treatment in prostitution arrest

The officer, who lives in Monroe, also serves as a commissioner for Snohomish County Fire District 7.

Couple that lost baby in fire recovering in Seattle hospital

A GoFundMe has raised $318,372 for the family as of Monday evening. About 4,500 people have donated.

Seattle police drop effort to get protest images from media

Investigators had wanted the photos to help them solve arson and theft cases.

Hanford workers put at risk by improper respirator maintenance

Risks could include exposure to chemical wastes. Contractors have taken steps to correct deficiencies.

Court to decide if electronic signatures OK for initiatives

Some have urged Secretary of State Kim Wyman to accept them, given concerns about COVID-19.

New push to retire Native team names headed to Legislature

In Oregon, schools can be forced to drop Native American mascots unless local tribes approve them.

Seattle filmmaker ‘would have been honored’ by being at Emmys

Lynn Shelton, who died in May, was nominated for directing and producing Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere.”

Federal police try to take control of the streets during protests, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)
Portland protests continue after pause caused by wildfires

Police said 11 people were arrested Friday night.

Most Read