Stabbing at Ballard Commons Park


The motive and context to thestabbing is now known. SPD reported that the "Preliminary investigation indicates that two men who are known to each other got into an argument. The argument escalated and the suspect produced a folding knife and stabbed the victim in the chest (the wound appeared to be."


Police are still investigating the stabbing and the motive is still unreported, however SPD believes the man that perpetrated the stabbing may have already been known by the victim. The true nature of the altercation has yet to be revealed, but look to the Ballard News-Tribune for an update.


According to Kyle Moore with Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Police Department was first to arrive on the scene and secured the area.

Moore said the victim was a 48-year-old male who was stable (conscious and talking) when they arrived and was transported to Harbor View Medical.

The victim was not moved to Swedish Hospital because the man sustained injuries considered level one trauma and SFD is only licensed with Harbor View for treatment of those types of injuries.

Original Post:

According to Seattle Police Department, a suspect has been detained by officers after they investigated a stabbing that occurred at Ballard Commons Park (5700 block of 22nd Avenue NW) early this afternoon.

The stabbing occurred at approximately 2:21 p.m. Officers responded to a 911 report of a stabbing in Ballard Commons Park located in the .

SPD reports, that the "preliminary investigation indicates that a male suspect stabbed another man in the park after some type of altercation. The circumstances leading up to the confrontation are unknown and remain under active investigation."

Fire department medics responded to the scene. The victim, a male in his 40′s, was transported the to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect has been detained.

Stay tuned for an update from the Ballard News-Tribune.

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