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Police: Man stabbed in St. Helens

Victim expected to survive after hospitalization


Police said a man was sent to the hospital after being stabbed Sunday morning, Oct. 19, in St. Helens.

The circumstances of the 7:15 a.m. stabbing on Crouse Way, between South 20th and 21st streets, are unclear. According to the St. Helens Police Department, the man is expected to survive, although he was reportedly "seriously injured" and “bleeding profusely” from his wounds when officers found him at the scene.

A suspect has been identified, police said, but St. Helens Police Chief Terry Moss declined to identify the suspect or the victim.

The suspect and the victim “were known to each other,” according to a police statement. Although the suspect remains at large, police said there is no “ongoing risk to the public” related to the stabbing incident.

The suspect fled the scene before police officers arrived, another statement from the St. Helens police said.

"We're still working on this," Moss said. "We know who the suspect is. We know all about him, we just need to find him now.”

The victim was reportedly transported by Columbia River Fire & Rescue paramedics to a Portland-area hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.

Editor's note: This is a developing story.

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