Renton police arrest suspect accused of stabbing woman

Detectives located the knife used in the incident in a recycling bin while investigating the stabbing.

Renton police have arrested a 26-year-old woman in connection with an April 11 stabbing that resulted in the hospitalization of a 33-year-old woman who required emergency surgery.

Renton detectives initiated an investigation into the stabbing after the 33-year-old woman showed up at Valley Medical Center on the evening of April 11 with stab wounds to her back, according to the department.

Law enforcement arrested the 26-year-old woman five days after the incident at approximately 9:30 p.m. April 16 and booked her into the Maleng Regional Justice Center on investigation of assault, according to the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention.

Officers responded to Valley Medical Center at 6:24 p.m. after two unknown men dropped off the 33-year-old woman at the hospital. Medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center for emergency heart surgery.

Detectives located the knife used in the incident in a recycling bin while investigating the stabbing, which occurred near the intersection of Southwest 4th Place and Maple Avenue Southwest, according to the department.

Detectives obtained additional information from the victim regarding the attack following her surgery. According to the department, the victim and 26-year-old woman experienced a confrontation previously and were familiar with each other. The 33-year-old woman stated to police that the suspect chased after her and stabbed her twice in the back.

Through investigation, law enforcement developed probable cause to arrest the suspect on a felony charge of assault in the first degree and booked her into jail.

Prosecutors have not filed charges against the 26-year-old woman as of April 17, with her first appearance to be determined.