Anchorage police seek suspect in stabbing outside mall

Casey Grove

Detectives are looking for a man suspected of stabbing another man in Northeast Anchorage late Monday, a police spokeswoman says.

The victim was walking near Northway Mall, in the parking lot or on a sidewalk, when an "older model," light-blue pickup stopped, police spokeswoman Dani Myren said. It was a little before 9:30 p.m.

"He recognizes the three adult males in the pickup, including one he had met in prison," Myren said.

Two of the three men in the pickup hopped out and confronted him, Myren said. One of them chased the victim around the pickup, then stabbed him in the back just below his shoulder blade, she said.

The wounded man ran to a home in the 3200 block of Penland Parkway, where he was staying, and the residents helped him while he called 911, Myren said. The suspects had driven away, she said.

Medics rushed the man to a hospital, Myren said. He is expected to survive, she said.

"Looks like it was possibly a punctured lung," Myren said.

The detectives are not releasing further information on the suspects, including their descriptions, Myren said.

"They have some information to follow up on," she said.

The police spokeswoman refused to release the victim's name.


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