Argument in apartment leads to early morning stabbing

UPDATE • Police say a friend of the victim chased assailant after the attack

Portland Police have charged 26-year-old Tenvin Finonen with second-degree assault after Tuesday morning's stabbing that left a 31-year-old man seriously injured.

Finonen was taken into custody shortly after the early morning incident when East Precinct officers found him walking away from the area. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned Wednesday.

The victim, Antereas Uehara, suffered a serious stab wound to the abdomen and is in serious condition at an area hospital.

Uehara was stabbed after an argument while he and two other people were drinking alcohol at an apartment building near Southeast 145th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers from the East Precinct were called at about 5:21 a.m. to the neighborhood, where they found Uehara in the street covered in blood from stab wounds. Police said Finonen fled from the area but was discovered near Southeast 137th Avenue and Division Street.

A second person, a mutual friend of both men, chased Finonen after the stabbing. Police originally thought two people were involved in the stabbing, and were searching for a second suspect that turned out to be the friend trying to stop the assailant.