SEATTLE — Authorities say a 53-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen while riding a King County Metro bus in Seattle.

The Seattle Times reports the incident happened Thursday afternoon south of downtown.

The King County Sheriff’s Office says the circumstances that led to the stabbing remain unknown, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West.

The sheriff’s office says deputies are searching for the assailant.

The sheriff’s office said Thursday night that the 53-year-old man was conscious and alert at Harborview Medical Center.

No further information was immediately available.

Information from: The Seattle Times,

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