Woman Slashed At Belltown Shelter

Seattle police say a woman was slashed in the face during an altercation at a Belltown shelter earlier this week.

Shortly before 3:30 on August 31st, police were called to a shelter at 3rd and Virginia after receiving a report that a woman had been stabbed.

Police arrived and found a large group of women standing outside the shelter yelling that another woman inside was armed with a knife.

Officers entered the building and found and “extensive amount” of blood in several rooms, and also located the suspect, who they arrested and took to the West Precinct.

A witness told police she was in the women’s bathroom when she saw the suspect approach the victim from behind.

The suspect put her arm around the victim’s neck, and “made a slashing/stabbing motion at the right side” of the victim’s face.

The victim sustained a 6-inch wound on her face and was taken to Harborview for her injuries.