Brothers' argument turns to stabbing in North Bend

Two men were hospitalized Tuesday night after an argument turned physical in North Bend, one with a stab wound, the other with injuries sustained while attacking the other. None of the injuries were life-threatening, said Snoqualmie Police Captain Nick Almquist.

"Everybody's alive," he reported to the North Bend City Council, where he was already scheduled to speak.

The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. outside an apartment building in the 200 block of Sydney Avenue North, he said. Two adult brothers, estimated to be in their 20s, met with a building tenant, estimated to be in his 50s, and an argument began.

According to witnesses, "It was just opinions," Almquist said. He did not believe drugs were a part of the argument.

When the discussion became heated, the tenant reportedly used a folding knife to stab one of the visitors. He was also injured in the fight.

The Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to provide medical aid and transport to both victims, and the assailant was arrested. He will likely be charged with assault, first-degree, a Class A felony, punishable by life in prison, or a fine of up to $50,000, or both.


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