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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 Co. Over Time

166 Positive Cases (+5)
130/100,000 population
21 Hospitalized (+2)
4 Deaths
3/100,000 population
711 Tested as of 4/4
22.4% Tested Positive

Updated April 6, 2020
Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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