[UPDATE 8:17 p.m.: Suspect Detained] Woman Stabbed in Stomach on Hikshari’ Trail in Eureka
According to scanner traffic, an “
underage female” was stabbed in the stomach on the Hikshari’ Trail about 200 foot south of the foot of Truesdale Street in Eureka before 5:45 p.m.
We don’t have a lot of information at this point, but we have a reporter at the scene. We’ll update this post when we hear more.
Update 6:25 p.m.: Officers at the scene were unavailable to speak to our reporter about the incident.
UPDATE 7:21 p.m.: Chief Steve Watson of the Eureka Police tweeted at 7:20 p.m., “I can confirm EPD is investigating a reported stabbing that occurred tonight off the Hikshari Trail just south of Truesdale. Appears to be homeless related. One victim transported to a local hospital. Officers on scene investigating. More to follow later.”
UPDATE 7:07 p.m.: Here is the victim being loaded into the ambulance. Photo also taken by Mark McKenna.
UPDATE 8:17 p.m.: Chief Watson tweeted just before 8 p.m., “About 5:38PM, EPD was dispatched to the foot of Truesdale on the report of a female stabbed by another female. As of 7:15PM, EPD POP and Patrol officers have a suspect detained. The victim is an adult female and this incident appears to be transient related.”
UPDATE 8:57 p.m.: We spoke to Chief Steve Watson of the EPD, he told us that the two women were seen in an altercation. The suspect fled and was later located in another encampment south of the incident scene. “We’re still investigating [but] we think we have got our person.”
UPDATE Final: Woman With Red Mohawk Arrested for Stabbing Last Night
Note: An earlier version of this story reported that the victim was an underage female. We’ve updated the story to show the victim was an adult.
Note 2: We also called Chief Watson “Captain”…and, when it was brought our attention, not by him, we updated the post to reflect his correct title.