Correction to this story as of Friday 6:00 AM: See the third comment below for the account from a close friend of the victim…the news report below, from Thursday night, may be mistaken on the timing of the phone calls.
By KOMO Staff RENTON, Wash. — A 73-year-old man was stabbed when he got involved in a fight between teenagers including his grandson, according to police.
Police said an alleged theft of a cell phone triggered the fight between two groups of teens at the Renton Transit Center on Thursday evening.
During the argument, one of the teens called home and told his father and grandfather what was happening. The two men arrived at the transit center several minutes later.
When the men got involved in the fight, the teen’s grandfather was stabbed several times in the torso, police said. He was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.
The victim’s name has not been released.
Police have three suspects in custody, and said they’re still looking for one or two more teens who may have been involved. The suspects are between 16 and 19 years of age, police said.