[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Troy Wolff
, a 46-year-old Seattle Sounders fan, died after being stabbed in the neck and torso by an
assailant as he went to defend his female partner, who was also attacked as they left Friday's Sounders game, a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake that drew more than 55,000 fans at CenturyLink Field.
The 44-year-old assailant thrust himself on Kristin Ito
and stabbed her repeatedly with a knife before stabbing Wolff, the chair of the English
department at Shoreline Community College, as he went to help out Ito, who was in serious condition at a local hospital late Saturday afternoon.
The suspect dropped his knife and was
arrested near the site of the attack, at Third Avenue South and South Jackson Street, near CenturyLink Field.
"There are indications that the suspect was operating at a diminished mental
capacity," Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel told
the Seattle Times.