Police continue search for stabbing suspect

Updated 7:15 a.m.: Police tell us this morning that the search continues for the stabbing suspect from last night. Detective Mark Jamieson says that the stabbing occurred inside the shelter at Trinity United Methodist Church (6512 23rd Ave NW)at 9:15 p.m. He says two residents got into an argument that ended in physical violence. The victim was cut in the throat and Jamieson says that it was more of a slashing than a stabbing. The victim, Jamieson says, was treated at the scene by medics and transported to Harborview Medical Center. At last report the victim was in stable condition.

9:45 p.m.: Police are currently searching for a man who reportedly stabbed someone near the intersection of NW 65th and 23rd Ave NW. Detective Mark Jamieson with the Seattle Police Department tells us that the stabbing occurred around 9:15 tonight. Jamieson doesn’t have details on the stabbing but says that if/when the suspect is caught, he will be arrested for felony assault. He says that officers are canvassing the neighborhood looking for the suspect.

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plumbe
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plumbe

This fight involved several people and seemed to have taken place in and around Trinity Methodist church.

Silver
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Your neighbors have also been contributing to this story in the forums!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

What is happening to Ballard?! I don't feel safe anymore.

Silver
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We're in a serious recession, and we're short on police officers. Earlier tonight there was a car/pedestrian hit and run over in Lincoln Sector and the dispatcher had no officers in ANY of the north sectors available to go. That's bad news.

plumbe
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plumbe

No reason to fear. just stay away from church shelters. I dont care how they spin it or cover it up; that was a shelter problem.

Ballardmom
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Ballardmom

Ugh. That's exactly when I was walking home in that same area. Glad I was a couple blocks over.

NoraBell
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NoraBell

This is very scary. But can I recommend we all not panic and poke fingers until we have more info?
Thanks, Silver, for all the forum updates on this one.

Name
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Name

why cant we get rid of ALL the homeless shelters, this is the shit they bring into our safe community

blackriverpete
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blackriverpete

“Name,” There needs to be someplace for you to go to when you become homeless.

Name
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Name

your parents house, a friends place, an old neighbor. normal people have places they can fall back on, these people have burned all their bridges, society doesn't want them. it would be fine if they stuffed all the homeless downtown where there are already tons of bums, but what is the need to bring all that crime down into residential areas? nobody wants them here.

Name
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Name

Ballard has had services for the homeless and poor for decades–what's new in our community is the “new Ballard”–gentrified, condo-infested, entitled–and the ever-widening class chasm. My own Ballard memories go back to the fifties. Until recently, the biggest problems here were a few old passed out fishermen on Ballard Ave., sleeping off a bender, with an occasional fist fight over a woman just to keep things interesting.

mickey
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mickey

“Normal people”?

You don't know much about the real world, do you?

How special it must be to live in that cacoon of denial you've carved out for yourself.

Name
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Name

Normal people are responsible enough to atleast hold a bad job to afford a place to stay. many of the people who are in these shelters are not the disabled people who cant work, from what i have seen they are the type of homeless that drank themselves to where they are.

ballardemican
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ballardemican

This sounds good but makes absolutely no sense. Let's look at your claims:

The homeless and poor have been in Ballard for decades
Now there are yuppies
There didn't used to be problems
Inference: the yuppies are somehow causing the homeless to stab eachother?

There is a name for this specific logical fallacy that I'm not going to look up.

As for the general nostalgia, the past sure can look like a G-rated movie sometimes. Happy drunk sailors dukin' it out over a dame. Why it's Popeye and Mchale's Navy all in on Swedish suburb! But the 50's and 60's had their ugly side too.

ballardemican
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ballardemican

just read that the suspect is a young black male.

okay Old Ballard nostalgites, work this fact into your Decline-of-Nordic-Civilization narrative. Go!

great idea
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great idea

I think name is right on with 'normal people' mickey. No need to go on about how special his/her life must be.

in fact, I think name hit the nail on the head.

Teddie
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Teddie

“gentrified, condo-infested, entitled”

And knife wielding?

JM98107
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JM98107

It's too expensive to be a bum in downtown Seattle, so they move to Ballard. Next year could be worse with higher unemployment and an increased migration of people from the rust belt of America.

Teddie
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Teddie

A couple of bums get into a knife fight and somehow it's a yuppie's fault?

What is a yuppie, btw, I'm no longer an angry 17 year old living in the 80s, so have forgotten.

Trinityistheproblem
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Trinityistheproblem

Well Well Well Trinity. I suppose this is the lords will or a message from on high that we need more government funding or more shelters or maybe tax payer funded anger management courses for those poor down on their luck drug addicts.
Thanks for encouraging and promoting the downward spiral that ballard is now faced with.

Ghoul
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Ghoul

i wonder if he told the knife wielding man, before getting stabbed/slashed,

“drop the attitude!”

On that note …..GO STEERLERS! KICK SOME BOOTY!

CLANCY COME HOME>>>LITTLE GUY>>>>>>

sorry i could not help it…

plumbe
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plumbe

Please, please, no reason to worry; these men were screened by SHARE WHEEL…………..NOT!

swimgirl
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swimgirl

is this the share/wheel shelter or a different one? wasn't share at the church at 70th and 23rd? is there a different shelter in my neighborhood that i don't know about?

watergirl
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watergirl

This is another Share shelter, in Trinity United Methodist church at the corner of 65th and 23rd. The OTHER shelter that's caused so much recent controversy is the Share shelter inside Calvary church, at the corner of 70th and 23rd, just two blocks up the street.

Idle Activist
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Idle Activist

” cant we get rid of ALL the homeless shelters”

Slowly but surely.

The Food Bank will no longer be in a residential neighborhood; SHARE and its child rapists have moved on; the bum-crapper and car camp idea has vanished.

As long as the community keeps up the pressure, and the bum-vocates realize not everyone in Ballard is a sucker, hopefully the message will get out to the bums they are not welcome.