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Woman Stabbed by Friend, Suspect Arrested Outside Hospital

A 42-year-old woman is in custody following a stabbing early this morning in the Central District.  The 24-year-old female victim was taken to Swedish First Hill by a male friend.

At about 5:30 this morning, East Precinct officers responded to the Swedish First Hill campus after receiving a call that a stabbing victim had just shown up.  Officers arrived and determined the following information:

The victim, suspect and a friend (all acquaintances) were in the 700 Block of 18th Avenue.  The suspect and victim were in an argument when the suspect stabbed the victim with an unknown object.  The male friend placed the victim in his truck intending to drive her to the hospital.  The suspect also jumped into the truck with the man and the victim.

All three arrived at Swedish First Hill.  Staff at Swedish called 911 to report the stabbing.  Officers arrived, and contacted the suspect and witness outside the hospital.  The suspect was taken into custody.  The victim was later transported to Harborview Medical Center from Swedish for further treatment.  The victim remains hospitalized.

The suspect is being interviewed by detectives and will be booked into the King County Jail later this morning.