Officers from the West Precinct and Seattle Firefighters responded to the Wintonia Apartments in the 1400 Block of Minor Avenue at 5:40 this morning for a possible stabbing. They met the intoxicated 41-year-old victim in the lobby of the building, who told them that he and his neighbor were drinking in another tenant's room when the argument started. According the victim, the suspect grabbed a pair of scissors and stabbed him in the chin. The injury was not considered life-threatening.
Police say they were able to track the suspect down in one of the rooms and took him into custody. They apparently also recovered the scissors. SPD Detective Mark Jamieson says the suspect was booked into the King County Jail for assault and also had an outstanding warrant for theft.