Arrest made in stabbing at Federal Way Transit Center

The 19-year-old suspect in a stabbing at the Federal Way Transit Center was arrested Thursday in the same location as the offense took place.

King County Metro Transit Deputies spotted the man wearing the same clothing and carrying the same backpack, just as he was when he and another Metro Transit bus passenger had a confrontation that led to the stabbing at a 4:49 a.m. Sept. 30.

The men began quarreling on the bus, but exited when the driver stopped to break up the fight. The victim was then stabbed several times. The suspect fled the scene following the activity.

He was found with a concealed knife upon his arrest, Federal Way Police Cmdr. Stan McCall said. He was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault in the first degree. The man was not cooperative with Metro police and has a history of assaults and active warrants, McCall said.

The suspect, who does not have a current address, is not being named because he has not been charged with a crime. The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center, treated for his injuries and was expected to recover immediately following the incident.

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