Everett Transit Station Stabbing Unprovoked

February 1, 2017

Police Blotter

Editor’s Update 1:45 PM: Everett District Court Judge Howard found probable cause to hold the suspect on one million dollars bond. The judge also ordered a mental evaluation before any release from jail. The suspect’s attorney told the judge she will be asking for a competency hearing.

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The victim and suspect did not know each other and police say the attack was unprovoked.

MyEverettNews.com has obtained the probable cause papers that give a better picture of the stabbing yesterday at the Everett Transit Station.

The victim, a 49-year-old black male was reportedly waiting at the bus bay when the suspect, a 25-year-old white male from Everett began punching the victim in the face. The victim tried to run away but the suspect chased the victim and stabbed him in the neck. The suspect then ran west where he was contacted by officers. They located a knife in his pants pocket believed to be used in the stabbing.

When interviewing the suspect a detective wrote that the man had apparent mental problems and reportedly stabbed the victim cause he was black and looking at a white female and voices in his head told him the man was going to kidnap her. The suspect then decided to stop talking with police. He’s been booked into the Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and will face a probable cause hearing today.

There is no update this morning on the victim’s injuries other than they were life threatening.

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