A man found leaning against Benaroya Hall by police responding to reports of a stabbing insisted he was fine, but turned out to be anything but. Sometimes, it seems, even when a victim is suffering from a stab wound to the torso, those trying to help are "met with profanities."
According to Seattle Police, such was the case shortly before 1 a.m. this morning when officer responded to a report of a stabbing near Third Avenue and Seneca Street. SPD Detective Renee Witt explains on the Blotter blog that the victim was soon located in the 1300 block of Third Avenue - sitting and leaning against Benaroya Hall.
According to Witt's account, "The victim wanted no police assistance insisting he was alright."
Officers convinced him to allow them to check his wound. When they did they discovered a roughly 4"x1" stab wound to the torso. Officers immediately began rendering first aid while awaiting Seattle Fire (SFD)& medics.
SFD & medics arrived and took over treatment. No one on the block claimed to be a witness or provided any useful information. Benaroya security stated they had observed the wounded victim about 5-10 minutes prior to our arrival. Their inquiry into his well being was met with profanities. The victim was transported to HMC where he was rushed into surgery, although the wound was not considered life threatening.