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Two teens arrested in stabbing on Ave. E

SNOHOMISH — A man was stabbed on Avenue E after he confronted teens on his property around 11 p.m. Thursday night.
Two 14-year-old boys allegedly used a knife to cause damage and harm in the 100 block of Avenue E the night of Sept. 7, Police Chief John Flood said. As of Friday, Sept. 8, police were still looking for two other teenagers involved in the incident.
“We know who they are, we just need to find them,” Flood said.
Police caught two teen boys after a chase by Snohomish Police and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies and K9 units.
Flood told the Tribune Friday afternoon that the teens did not know the victim and the incident was “completely random.”
“This was an individual
who confronted (the teens) not known to him and we believe it was not a planned crime,” Flood said. “These teens ... were out in the community causing mischief before (the incident).”
The teens are accused of slashing the tires on one of the man’s vehicles, and stabbing the man outside his home when he confronted them.
The victim, a 47-year-old Snohomish man, was transported to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.
As of Friday, there was no official update on his condition but he was able to speak with police just after he was stabbed.
Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Shari Ireton wrote in a press release that “the victim told detectives that earlier in the evening he had heard a knock at the door, but did not see anyone outside.
He stayed near the door watching through the peephole when he saw a figure approaching the door. The victim opened the door and confronted a male in a grey hoodie on his property. The male, one of the 14 year-old suspects, was holding a knife and a confrontation ensued between the victim and the male with the knife which resulted in the victim sustaining stab wounds
on his leg and chest. Another 14 year-old male threw a bike at the victim in what was believed to be an attempt to free the suspect of the victim, who had grabbed him in the scuffle.” A woman called 911 saying her husband had been stabbed outside of their residence, Ireton wrote.
The two 14-year-olds who were caught and arrested have been charged for second degree assault and will
appear in juvenile court. The court will examine the seriousness of the crime and determine if the teens will be tried in its court, or, in rare cases, the juvenile court
could choose to decline jurisdiction and the teens would
be tried as adults.
The court documents were not immediately available for release because the suspects are juveniles.

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