by: KIRO 7 STAFF Updated:
A Seattle University student is in intensive care with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in the chest Wednesday morning on campus.
About 1:15 a.m., Seattle police were called about a possible robbery or assault and found the 23-year-old student. Seattle University is at 901 12th Ave.
“The victim told officers that he was walking back to campus when he noticed two people following him,” Detective Mark Jamieson said in a statement. “As he entered campus he was attacked from behind by the suspects. They knocked him to the ground and began punching him.
“The victim told officers that there was also a female present during this attack. The man told officers that he could feel the suspects going through his pockets. According to the victim, one of the suspects pulled out a knife.”
The suspects fled and the victim pushed the button on one of the campus emergency kiosks and Seattle University security arrived. They called 911.
The student was stabbed in his upper chest, but did not immediately realized he’d been stabbed, police said.
“As SFD was treating the victim, Seattle Police and campus security located two possible suspects hiding a few blocks away,” Jamieson said. “The victim was able to positively identify the suspects, and they were arrested. … A third suspect, with the assistance of a K-9 team, was located a few blocks away hiding inside a recycling maintenance yard. That suspect was also arrested.”
The young man’s injuries are life threatening.
The suspects – a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl -- were booked into the Youth Services Center. The third suspect, a 23-year-old man, was booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery. The three are expected to make their first court appearances in the case Thursday.