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Stabbing suspect holed up under Blaine overpass for 2 hours

BLAINE, Wash. — A yet-to-be-identified suspect in a stabbing incident just after midnight on Monday, November 7th, reportedly spent over 2 hours under an overpass while personnel from over 5 law enforcement agencies worked to take him safely into custody.

An affidavit of probable cause for arrest filed by prosecutors in Whatcom County Superior Court details what law enforcement encountered after the victim and a witness called 911 to report the stabbing.

Blaine Police Department officers responded to the stabbing report at D Street and Peace Portal Drive where they located the victim with injuries to an arm and a witness who provided a detailed description of the suspect. The victim told the officers he was trying to talk with the suspect when he began stabbing him.

When asked where the suspect was, the victim pointed to a location high under a nearby overpass.

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Approximate location of the stabbing incident

The officers made contact with the suspect and the witness and the victim confirmed he was the assailant. He refused to identify himself and refused to comply with the officers’ directions to come out.

The suspect refused to leave his position under the overpass for more than 2 hours. During that time, more than 4 other law enforcement agencies responded, and the suspect brandished 2 knives. The suspect was taken into custody “after much effort” and use of “less-lethal resources.”

The suspect refused to talk with officers or identify himself after being taken into custody and was booked into Whatcom County Jail. He faces charges of 1st degree assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest as “John Doe” in Superior Court.

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