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One Arrested, One Injured in Afternoon Stabbing in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima Police are investigating a stabbing that sent one man to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Just after 2pm on Wednesday, officers were called to the 2400 block of South 1st Street for a reported assault with a knife. Officers from several different Yakima Valley law enforcement agencies were nearby and also responded. 

The possible suspect was found in the Top Foods parking lot by a Yakima County Sheriff's deputy and a Union Gap police officer.

A 31-year-old white man was at a bus stop in the 2400 block of North 1st Street when a 39-year-old Hispanic man approached him and made a nonsensical comment to him. The suspect then removed a knife from his pocket and brandished it towards the victim.

The victim was able to disarm the suspect and the two of them wrestled to the ground. The suspect grabbed the knife again and stabbed the victim in the right arm.

The suspect then ran from the scene and was eventually caught at the Top Foods parking lot.

The suspect was booked into the Yakima County Jail for 1st degree assault.