Vancouver stabbing suspect found, arrested

Clark County

Police considered the suspect armed and dangerous

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man accused of approaching and stabbing a person who was on a walk on Sunday morning has been located and arrested, police say.

Investigators said they responded to the stabbing near Norris Road and East 18th Street at around 9:20 a.m. They said a man was taking a walk in the area when the suspect approached him, unprovoked, and stabbed him in the back with a knife before running away. 

Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Joshua A. Ryan and said this was a random act of violence. 

Police said the victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. 

The Vancouver Police Department had asked for the public’s help in locating Ryan, who had fled the scene and was considered armed and dangerous. By Monday morning, VPD announced Ryan had been located and arrested for the crime. He was booked in the Clark County Jail.

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