Hostile crowd delays help at Seattle park stabbing

Published:

 

SEATTLE (AP) -- Police say a hostile crowd delayed help for a stabbing victim at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle.

Additional police were called Thursday evening to secure the scene so fire department medics could treat the 30-year-old victim. He was taken to a hospital with injuries described as non-life-threatening.

Officers arrested the stabbing suspect in the park and booked the 20-year-old woman for investigation of assault.

This is the second recent report of Seattle police encountering a hostile crowd at a crime scene. They say angry bystanders delayed help for a shooting victim on May 16 in a south Seattle parking lot.