January 20, 2014 in Region

One in custody after soldier fatally stabbed

Associated Press

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Authorities said a man in Pierce County is in custody after fatally stabbing a soldier.

The stabbing occurred early Sunday morning at a home near Puyallup, the News Tribune reported.

The 29-year-old suspect first stabbed a 36-year-old woman in the back and then stabbed a 34-year-old man in the chest when that person tried to intervene, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. The man died of his injuries while the woman is at the hospital and expected to survive.

The suspect robbed the woman and fled the scene, Troyer said. Deputies were able to find the man and arrested him following a high-speed chase.

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