Milwaukie transit center stabbing sends man to hospital
A 42-year-old man is recovering from serious injuries after being stabbed multiple times on Saturday in downtown Milwaukie's transit center, police said.
At about 7:25 p.m. on June 5, officers responded to the report of a stabbing near the intersection of Southeast Main Street and Southeast Jackson Street in Milwaukie.
When officers arrived on the scene, a 42-year-old man who had been stabbed several times told officers that the suspect who stabbed him was headed northbound on Main Street toward Harrison Street.
According to MPD, the altercation occurred shortly after the suspect, later identified as Keeandre Scott, asked the victim, Michael King, for a cigarette. King told police that he did not have any cigarettes.
During the attack, Scott's concealed handgun fell to the ground in a holster. The handgun was not used during the altercation.
Officers located Scott near Southeast Harrison Street and Southeast 21st Avenue and arrested him without incident. A silver and black Taurus 9mm handgun and folding pocketknife were taken from Scott and seized as evidence.
King was taken to a local hospital with serious life-threatening injuries but is expected to recover after receiving surgery in the intensive care unit.
Scott was taken to the Clackamas County jail and booked on the following charges: attempted murder, robbery, theft, felony possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. Scott cannot be released from jail on bail, since he has been labeled a fugitive from justice after previously being convicted of assault in Clark County, Washington.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information regarding the incident is asked to contact Milwaukie Detective Tony Cereghino at 503-786-7476.
KOIN 6 News contributed to this report.
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