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Tualatin police arrest stabbing suspect

TUALATIN - After releasing images captured by a video surveillance camera outside a McDonald's restaurant, Tualatin police made an arrest in Saturday's random stabbing.

Jason P. Kennedy, 22, of Portland, is being lodged at the Washington County Jail and is charged with first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Police believe Kennedy is one of two men who were involved in a stabbing event Saturday at the McDonald's on the corner of Boones Ferry and Tualatin-Sherwood roads.

Monday evening, the police department released images from a surveillance video in the restaurant's parking lot which showed the two white males involved in Saturday's assault. Police believe the stabbing attack was a random event.

A male victim suffered stab wounds to the abdomen area and was taken by ambulance to Oregon Health and Science University for treatment. The victim is expected to make a full recovery.

According to police reports, the male victim was sitting in his car in the restaurant's drive-through lane, at the corner of Boones Ferry and Tualatin-Sherwood roads, when a verbal altercation began between him and two other men.

The male victim exited his car during the confrontation and was stabbed, according to police. The suspects fled on foot after the stabbing.

Tualatin police responded to the restaurant around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Police conducted an extensive search of the area, which included the use of a Washington County Sheriff's Office K-9, but the suspects were not found.

In a press release issued Tuesday morning, the Tualatin Police Department thanked the public for their help in identifying the men from the video surveillance footage.