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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

3,788 Confirmed Skagit Cases
327 Cases in ZIP 98221

231 Hospitalizations
47 Deaths
875 Fully Vaccinated
8,400 Doses Given


291,701 Confirmed Cases Statewide
17,449 Hospitalizations

4,211 Deaths Statewide

Updated 7:00 pm January 27, 2021.

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

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