It’s the Most Stabbiest Time of the Year

It seems like there’s been a rise in stabbings lately. Here’s info on the latest incidents:

From SPD:

On December 19th, at approximately 11:40 PM, South Precinct officers responded to the 1700 Block of South Hanford Street for a report of a robbery where the victim had been stabbed.  Officers contacted the victim who told them that he and his brother had been robbed by four black males.  During the robbery, the victim was stabbed twice in his side.  The suspects then fled with two suspects running northbound on Beacon Avenue South and the other two fleeing southbound. Unfortunately, there is not a better description of the suspects.   K9 responded to the scene and attempted to track the suspects.  The suspects were not located.  The victim, a 21 year old man, was treated at the scene by medics and transported to Harborview Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

And in downtown:

On December 20th, at approximately 2:43 AM, West Precinct officers responded to a 911 call from a cab driver at 2nd Avenue and Pike Street.  The driver called 911 to report that a man approached his cab and pointed to his bleeding back.  Seattle Fire Department arrived and began treating the victim.  It was determined that the man had been stabbed, but the man was unable to provide any details as to where or any suspect description.  The injury did not appear to be life-threatening.  Officers conducted an area search but were unable to locate any type of crime scene or witnesses to this incident.