On December 21, 2018, a large juvenile party at a Woodinville home turned into a fight between two 17 year old males. Sergeant Ryan Abbott, spokesman for the King County Sheriff’s Office, says the partygoers were drinking and a fight broke out. Abbott says the 17-year-old grabbed a knife and stabbed the other youth in the stomach. The stabbing victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. He was upgraded to stable condition on
The 17-year-old suspect was arrested several blocks away and booked into youth detention on suspicion of assault.
The home was rented through Airbnb and the owner of the home was not aware that the home had been rented for a large party.
Airbnb issued the following statement:
“Our thoughts are with the individual who was injured and we wish him a quick recovery. The safety of our community is our priority and we have zero tolerance for illegal activity and disruptive parties. Upon learning of this incident, we suspended this guest from our platform while we investigate, and have reached out to our host to offer our assistance. There have been over 400 million guest arrivals in Airbnb listings and negative incidents are extremely rare. The overwhelming majority of Airbnb hosts and guests are good neighbors and respectful travelers, but when issues happen to arise, we work to make things right.”
The incident is under investigation by the King County Sheriff’s Office.