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Officers arrest suspect in White Swan stabbing

Officers arrest suspect in White Swan stabbing

WHITE SWAN, Wash. - Officers are investigating a stabbing that injured a White Swan man.

Deputies with Yakima County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) and officers with the Yakama Nation Police Department went to the 1200 block of Shaker Church Road around 10:50 a.m., Wednesday on a report of a man walking along the road with bloody clothes.

Officers found the victim, a 33-year-old Native American man from White Swan, at a home in the area. Reports said he was bleeding significantly from his left forearm and had deep cuts to his left forearm and left shin.

A responding deputy was able to control the bleeding by applying a tourniquet just below the elbow.

The victim informed the deputy that he was attacked while he was staying overnight as a guest at a nearby home.

The stabbing suspect had allegedly been dating a woman who lived at that home.

Medics took the victim to a local hospital for treatment. According to reports, he is expected to recover.

Officers arrested the stabbing suspect later Wednesday night, YCSO reports said. The suspect reportedly returned to the home where the stabbing happened and someone living at the home called law enforcement.

Deputies said the suspect is in Yakima County Jail for first degree assault.

YCSO detectives continue to investigate this case.

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