SEATTLE — A 46-year-old college English professor died Saturday following a seemingly unprovoked and random stabbing attack in downtown Seattle after leaving a soccer game.
Troy Wolff was stabbed in the neck and torso as he tried to defend his 30-year-old partner, who was also attacked Friday night as thousands of people left the Sounders game at CenturyLink Field.
The 44-year-old suspect was arrested on the scene of the stabbing, where he was standing near the victims and holding a knife when police arrived. He dropped the knife and was taken into custody without further incident, Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel said.
The suspect was booked into King County Jail on investigation of murder.
"There are indications that the suspect was operating at a diminished mental capacity," Kappel said.
Wolff was the chair of the English department at Shoreline Community College. Wolff's partner, Kristin Ito, was in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center late Saturday afternoon, The Seattle Times reported Sunday (http:bit.ly/17BtLuu).
Wolff and Ito had attended the soccer game at CenturyLink Field and were attacked near Third Avenue South and South Jackson Street, close to the King Street railway station and a few blocks from the field.