Capitol Hill

Store employee stabbed in head over stolen Seahawks sweatshirt

Store employee stabbed in head over stolen Seahawks sweatshirt
Patrick Page

SEATTLE -- A Capitol Hill drugstore's loss-prevention officer was stabbed in the head Sunday afternoon while struggling with a man attempting to steal a Seahawks sweatshirt, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, 30-year-old Patrick Page grabbed a Seahawks sweatshirt off the rack at the Rite Aid in the 200 block of Broadway Avenue East shortly after 3:30 p.m. and hid it in his backpack.

A loss-prevention officer at the store followed Page outside and tried to stop him.

During the struggle that ensued, Page pulled out a 10-inch serrated kitchen knife, stabbed the loss-prevention officer in the head and cut him on the hand, back and side, according to police.

Page reportedly ran off, but officers found him hiding in a stairwell near Cal Anderson Park a few blocks away. Officers also found the knife and Seahawks sweatshirt.

Page was booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery. And, the loss-prevention officer was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.