• Police searching for suspect after stabbing in downtown Olympia

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Officers with the Olympia Police Department are investigating a stabbing that occurred downtown on Thursday morning. 

    Police were called to reports of an assault at State Street and Franklin Street around 7:15 a.m. 

    According to police, the assault started as an argument over property between two individuals and ended with a man in his mid 50s being stabbed twice in the stomach. 

    The victim was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital and is in critical condition. The suspect fled the scene, police said.

    Police said the incident was not random, and believe the two individuals knew each other.

    Witnesses describe the suspect as a possibly Hispanic man riding a bike and wearing dark clothing, according to police. 

    KIRO 7 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 


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