Update: Homicide detectives have recovered surveillance video from inside the market. In one portion of the video, the suspect briefly walks into and out of frame just moments after the attack. Detectives are now asking anyone with information in this case to please call (206) 233-5000.
Homicide detectives are seeking tips from the community regarding the murder of a clerk at Union Station Market on the corner of 5th Avenue and S Jackson Street in Seattle’s International District Sunday, January 10.
The Seattle Police Department said a witness called 911 to report a stabbing at the market at 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Officers arrived and found a white male, in his 50s, unresponsive and immediately rendered aid, according to an SPD statement. Seattle Fire medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.
Detectives are also investigating a disturbance that occurred inside the store between the suspect and the victim clerk. SPD said there had been a separate disturbance at this same location the previous day.
KOMO News reported that customers inside the store said “a man was getting into a confrontation with the Union Station Market clerk and it escalated and then the man stabbed the clerk and ran away.”
City officials said they are working with the Chinatown/International District Public Safety Task Force in response to this and other complaints of crime in the area.
To provide any information on this case to homicide detectives, call the Seattle Police Tips line at (206) 733-5000.