YAKIMA, Wash. — A 50-year-old man suffered multiple stab wounds Wednesday morning during an attempted robbery in an alley south of the 1500 block of Roosevelt Avenue, Yakima police said.
The man was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of stab wounds to the chest and hands. Police said the wounds are not life-threatening.
Roosevelt Avenue is three blocks north of Lincoln Avenue.
Police Sgt. Tim Bardwell said in a news release that police are seeking three men who confronted the victim in the alley about 10:40 a.m.
One of the men was armed with a knife and demanded money.
When the victim refused, one of the men stabbed him several times before the trio fled on foot, the release said.
The victim walked about two blocks to a home in the 1400 block of Garfield Avenue and asked the resident for help. Responding officers found the man lying in the yard.
Police followed a trail of blood drops to the alley where the stabbing occurred.
The release described the assailants as two Hispanics and one white male, all in their 20s.
According to the release, the man who committed the stabbing is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build and tattoos on his face and neck.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Yakima Police Department at 509-575-6200.