PPB: 1 stabbed, evidence stolen at Lownsdale Square

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Police have asked for the knife used in the stabbing to be returned to police custody

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A confrontation in Lownsdale Square ended with one woman stabbing another Monday evening, said police.

The attack was reported just before 6:30 p.m. A woman had walked into the park and was taking photos or recording video, said police, when an argument ensued between the woman and other people in the park. During the argument, the woman who had been taking photos pulled out a knife and stabbed another woman in the chest.

Officers found the victim a few blocks away at SW 5th Ave and SW Taylor Street. She was taken to the hospital. Authorities said her injuries appeared to be non-life-threatening.

The suspect had left the area after the stabbing, but later returned and was interviewed by police.

Portland police said officers were met with “a hostile crowd” when responding to the scene, and more officers were called out to the park to assist with the investigation. The knife used in the stabbing was initially left in Lownsdale Square, but police said “as officers were trying to secure a crime scene someone picked it up and ran off with it.”

Officers ultimately decided to disengage and left the park square. Police have asked that the knife in question be returned to police custody since it is evidence.

No arrests were made and police said the investigation is ongoing.

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