Assault Aboard a Metro Bus, Suspect Arrested

A suspect is in custody following a stabbing to a Metro bus operator last night in the Rainier Beach neighborhood.

At approximately 10:15 pm, officers and Seattle Fire responded to the 8800 block of Seward Park Avenue South for a reported stabbing.  Witnesses stated that following the altercation between the driver and a passenger, the suspect fled on foot.  Seattle Fire medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Officers immediately set up containment and called for a K9 team.  However, before K9 arrived officers located the suspect near Renton Avenue South and South Roxbury.  Witnesses positively identified the man as the correct suspect and he was taken into custody.  The adult suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault.

Detectives will handle the follow up investigation.