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Assaulted manager at A-1 Self Storage dies from injuries

October 22nd, 2011 by Michael

Police stand outside the entry of A-1 Self Storage where an 80-year-old man was stabbed this morning. Photo by Michael.

According to one witness who late this morning was speaking with police inside A-1 Self Storage at 2684 15th St. W., the manager working at the business was robbed by two men then stabbed in the neck. The assailants are still at large, Seattle police said.

The witness who spoke little English said “the grandpa” who worked at the business was stabbed and was presumed dead. Though Seattle Fire Department spokesperson Kyle Moore said medics rushed the man to Harborview Medical Center administering CPR along the way. He said the man, who was 80 years old, was still alive when the medics transferred him to Harborview physicians. Seattle Police Det. Mark Jamieson has confirmed that the man has died from his wounds.

Seattle Police detectives and officers stand outside A-1 Self Storage where a man working there was stabbed. Photo by Michael.

Eight police cars, one of them unmarked, had descended on the scene just after 10:30 a.m., where a report of an armed assault had taken place. No word yet if the suspect(s) have been captured or whether the victim is still alive. Police spokesman Mark Jamieson was still gathering information when inquiries were made.

Employees at the U-Haul business across the street from A-1 said when they arrived, police were already on the scene with lights going and northbound traffic slowed. One employee ran over there to find out information but police had cordoned off the scene with yellow and red crime tape.

The View will continue to report as updates come.

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