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Anacortes Police arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with a stabbing incident in downtown Anacortes.

The victim, 55 year-old businessman Ian Shipley was on scene when officers arrived. He was transported to Island Hospital where he was treated for a single stab wound. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The incident apparently happened as he was trying to usher an unruly guest out of a party across the street from his Sixth St. business.

Anacortes Police Officers responded to the area of 6th Street and O Avenue in Anacortes per the report of a stabbing that had occurred approximately 20 minutes prior.

The suspect, a 21 year-old Anacortes man, was arrested by Anacortes Officers the next day and has been taken into custody and booked at the Skagit County Jail on an investigative hold.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,609 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

288 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
35,476 Fully Vaccinated
50,348 Initial Doses Given


358,592 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,434 Hospitalizations

5,380 Deaths Statewide
1,830,811 Fully Vaccinated
2,748,811 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 17, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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