Naked man apprehended after allegedly stabbing 3 in unprovoked attack on Seattle sidewalk: Police

The suspect was uninjured and taken into custody.

July 9, 2019, 5:07 PM

A naked man was apprehended after he allegedly stabbed three people on a Seattle sidewalk on Tuesday morning, according to police.

A 75-year-old man was stabbed in the neck and a 77-year-old man was stabbed in the back in what Seattle police called an apparently random and unprovoked attack.

Both men were hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

A third man was stabbed in the forearm and declined to be taken to a hospital, said police.

PHOTO: Police and paramedics respond near the scene of a stabbing that took place in Seattle, July 9, 2019.
Police and paramedics respond near the scene of a stabbing that took place in Seattle, July 9, 2019.
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PHOTO: An image made from video shows police near the scene of a stabbing that took place in Seattle, July 9, 2019.
An image made from video shows police near the scene of a stabbing that took place in Seattle, July 9, 2019.
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The suspected attacker, Christopher Morisette, 29, stripped off his clothes as he ran from police and he was naked when he was apprehended a few blocks away, police said.

Morisette allegedly tried to ditch a knife in the back of a package delivery truck but it was recovered by officers, said police.

PHOTO: Seattle police released this image of a knife they say was used in a multiple stabbing that injured three in Seattle, July 9, 2019.
Seattle police released this image of a knife they say was used in a multiple stabbing that injured three in Seattle, July 9, 2019.
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The suspect was not hurt.

A motive is unclear, said police.

ABC News' Will Carr contributed to this report.

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