2 suspects arrested in stabbing of 65-year-old man in brutal gas station robbery

SEATTLE -- Two men who are suspects in the stabbing of a 65-year-old in a brutal gas station robbery on New Year's Eve have been arrested, police said Wednesday night.

Police said they tracked both men down Wednesday, first arresting a 47-year-old suspect near the 2700 block of E. Madison Street. Detectives interviewed the man at Seattle Police Headquarters and began searching for the second suspect at several locations around the city.

Police said they ultimately found and arrested the second suspect, at a motel along Aurora Avenue North.

Detectives are still interviewing both suspects, who will be booked into the King County Jail.

The robbery occurred at a gas station/convenience store at 551 S. Michigan St. The robbers stabbed the 65-year-old manager inside multiple times and left him lying in a pool of blood before fleeing.

The victim was rushed to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, but he was recovering.

The victim's son said his dad was stabbed six times, three in the chest, twice in the back and once in the eye.

"Police received a call around 9:30 p.m. after a customer entered a gas station and found the attendant unconscious in a pool of blood," the Seattle Police Department blotter said. "Officers and medics rushed to the scene."

"Police reviewed the surveillance video and witnessed a brutal robbery in which the gas station clerk was stabbed multiple times," the blotter said.

Witnesses told Q13 FOX News that the victim was actually the owner of the gas station and convenience store.

CSI and homicide detectives were continuing the investigation.

Seattle police asks anyone that  has information on this incident to call 911.