Police: Man stabbed after kicking off-leash dog in Seattle park

Police: Man stabbed after kicking off-leash dog in Seattle park
Seattle Police Department officers respond to a stabbing Sunday night in Cal Anderson Park.

SEATTLE -- An aggressive, off-leash dog in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park led to one man being hospitalized with serious stab wounds Sunday night, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, the suspect's dog charged at the victim, a man in his 20s, twice, so the victim kicked it.

That's reportedly led to a fight, during which the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed and slashed the victim multiple times in the stomach.

Officers arrived in the park around 9:50 p.m. and found the suspect, also a man in his 20s, walking away through the park. He was arrested and booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

A number of crimes have been reported in Cal Anderson Park in recent weeks. And, the Seattle Police Department announced it would be increasing patrols in the park after a woman was sexually assaulted there last week.