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Police Arrest Man In Highland Park Motorhome Stabbing

One man was stabbed early Tuesday following a dispute between a landlord and tenant in a rented motorhome in the Highland Park neighborhood.

Around 1:30 AM, the landlord called police and said he’d been stabbed near Detroit Ave Southwest & 1st Ave Southwest. 

The tenant had also called 911 and claimed he had stabbed the victim in self-defense during a dispute.

Officers found the victim, who was bleeding from his abdomen, and learned he had gone to the motorhome to contact the tenant, who had allegedly changed the locks and stopped paying rent. 

The victim had asked to be let inside, had asked to use the bathroom, and then emerged to find the suspect armed with a knife. The tenant then stabbed him.

The tenant told police he believed the victim had previously stolen several hundred dollars worth of items from the motorhome and thrown water on his bed.

Officers arrested the tenant and booked him into the King County Jail.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center in a privately-owned vehicle.