Marysville police: Partying neighbors tackle stabbing suspect

MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A man who allegedly stabbed a relative and then confronted neighbors at a backyard party with two knives was tackled and held by the neighbors while the victim ran to get help from another neighbor, police said.

The drama unfolded Sunday morning at about 3:30 a.m. when police received a 911 call from a residence in the 5000 block of 139th Place NE. The 911 callers told dispatchers there was a man on their front porch who had blood on his face.

At the same time police received a second 911 call from the house directly next door where the residents were having a backyard gathering. They reported a man had just jumped over their fence carrying two knives and that people at the party had grabbed him and held him on the ground, waiting for police.

Police rushed to the scene. An investigation found that the suspect, a 30-year-old man, had stabbed his relative, a 26-year-old man, at a third residence across the street, said Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux of the Marysville police.

The suspect was taken into custody for questioning before being booked at the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree domestic violence assault, Lamoureux said.

The victim was taken to an Everett hospital with multiple non life-threatening stab wounds.

Detectives are in the process of securing a search warrant to enter into the residence where the stabbing took place to search for evidence.

"We do not yet know what transpired before the stabbing took place and continue to investigate," Lamoureux said.