By Michael Ligot, Seattle Editor
Two Sounders FC fans in Pioneer Square after Friday night’s match were stabbed by a random person. One died from his injuries, the other was in serious condition at last report Saturday.
According to reports from the Seattle P-I (via the Associated Press) and the Seattle Times, Shoreline Community College professor Troy Wolff and his partner Kristin Ito had attended the Sounders match at CenturyLink Field and were walking away from the stadium toward Pioneer Square. When they were around Third Avenue South and South Jackson Street at about 10:32 p.m., a man, apparently unprovoked, approached them and started stabbing Ito with a small knife. Wolff defended her from the assailant and received critical stab wounds himself.
Link to P-I\AP article: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/crime/article/Man-woman-stabbed-after-Seattle-soccer-game-4816518.php
Link to Times article: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021833233_stabbingfollowxml.html
The Seattle Police Department responded to 911 calls and apprehended the man without incident. Fire Department personnel took Wolff and Ito to Harborview Medical Center. Wolff died at Harborview Saturday, while at the Times’s last report Ito was still in serious condition.
In the P-I\AP report, SPD spokesman Jeff Kappel said, “There are indications that the suspect was acting at a diminished mental capacity.” The Times says the suspect is scheduled to have his first court appearance Monday afternoon.
Wolff, 46, was the chair of the English department at Shoreline. One of his last public interactions, according to the P-I\AP, was a Facebook post from CenturyLink Field about the Sounders game.