Police: Man stabbed with knife he gave girlfriend

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Everett police say a man who staggered into a grocery store and collapsed had been stabbed with a fillet knife he gave his girlfriend for Christmas.

The Daily Herald newspaper reports that the 25-year-old Shoreline man had an 11-inch gash across his throat as well as stab wounds to his chest and hands when he entered the store Thursday night. Store employees pressed cloth to his wounds and the man was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where his condition was listed as stable.

Police said his 18-year-old live-in girlfriend admitted attacking him in their car after a fishing trip, and said she did it because he had threatened her. She reported that she acted out of fear when she unsheathed the knife and cut him.

Investigators wrote in a report that the man denied threatening her and said he had no idea why she did it. The woman has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree domestic violence assault.