Girlfriend arrested after downtown Portland stabbing


1 person was hospitalized with a knife wound

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A woman was arrested after breaking into a downtown Portland apartment and stabbing the person she was in a relationship with, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a stabbing inside an apartment building in the 1200 block of SW Washington Street around 7:45 a.m. Upon their arrival, they found one person suffering from a stab wound. The victim was then rushed to a hospital.

Meanwhile, police learned the suspect was still armed with a knife and inside the victim’s apartment. She refused to come out and, at one point, stabbed the inside of the closed door, according to police.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were activated. After several hours, the suspect agreed to come out and was safely taken into custody.

Police said 32-year-old Portland resident Shadea M. Stewart was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for 2nd-degree assault, 1st-degree burglary, domestic violence coercion and strangulation.

SW Washington Street was temporarily closed between SW 11th Avenue and SW 14th Avenue.

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