Police say the victim was stabbed in the neck at the Beef Shop on Airport Road just before 11:30 a.m. He was rushed to Providence Centralia Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
His attacker ran from the scene after the stabbing and police have yet to find him.
Investigators identified their suspect as Sabino G. Barriga, 35, of Chehalis. Detectives called interpreters to help question both the suspect and victim about what led to the stabbing.