Man critically injured in stabbing near Auburn auto parts store

Police respond to the scene of the stabbing near an Auburn auto parts store. (KOMO News/Air 4 photo)

AUBURN, Wash. - One man is under arrest and another was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening wounds after a stabbing Thursday morning near an Auburn auto parts store, police said.

The incident unfolded near the Auto Zone store in the 4300 block of "A" Street SE at about 10:05 a.m. when employees there heard a man pounding on the back door of the store. The man told employees he had been stabbed.

Police and medics responded to the scene and found that the victim had been stabbed multiple times. He was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries.

The suspect in the stabbing was seen fleeing the area before police arrived, so officers launched a search with a K-9 police dog.

At about 11:40 a.m. the suspect was found hiding in some bushes. He was taken into custody without incident.

Police are still trying to determine what happened and how the stabbing occurred.

Aerial footage shot by KOMO's Air 4 showed a limousine parked at the scene behind the auto parts store with two of its rear doors standing open and debris scattered on the surrounding pavement. Police did not immediately say whether it was related to the stabbing.

Five Auburn schools in the surrounding area went into lockdown as a precaution during the incident, but the lockdowns have since been lifted.


This is a developing news story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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