Police: Man shot, killed in Washington’s Pike Place Market stabbing

Police in Washington said Wednesday that a man who they said had been stabbed in the back in the Pike Place market in Washington was fatally shot.

The stabbing happened at about 2 a.m.

Tuesday at the intersection of 12th Street SE and 16th Street NE, police said in a statement.

The man, who was in his 30s, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police wrote.

A police helicopter hovered over the area for several hours.

The market, which opened in 1884, is a fixture in Washington.

The store’s owner, Darryl Williams, said in the statement that the suspect was an employee of the store.

“It is with heavy hearts that we confirm that our employee, a 30-year-old white man, was fatally stabbed,” Williams said.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.”

The Pike Place Marketplace is located on the Washington Mall in the heart of the nation’s capital.

Williams did not provide details about the nature of the stabbing or the motive.

He said he did not believe the attack was politically motivated.

A spokesman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said that transit ridership was down about 12 percent for the day Wednesday, with buses and trains showing signs of a bumpy ride.

The agency said that Metrobus service was delayed for about two hours because of the incident.

A Metrobus passenger reported the incident to police.

Police were working to determine if the stabbing was connected to other recent assaults in the area.

Williams told the Associated Press that he has been in touch with the suspect’s family.

“We are heartbroken, and I have lost everything.

I’m not going to be able to explain this to my son and wife, because they’re all very sad,” Williams told AP.