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Crew member stabbed on Dutch Harbor commercial fishing boat

A 28-year-old fisherman was arrested after stabbing another crew member on a commercial fishing boat in the Aleutian fishing hub of Dutch Harbor Friday, Unalaska police said.

Police in Unalaska received a report that a crew member aboard the F/V Aleutian Sable had been "badly injured" in a knife attack early Friday, Jennifer Shockley of the Unalaska Police Department wrote in a statement.

The victim had a "deep laceration to his upper abdomen" so severe he was medevacked to Anchorage for surgery, the statement said.

Other people aboard the F/V Aleutian identified Anthony Cervantes, 28, as the assailant, Shockley wrote.

Police caught up to him about a quarter mile from the boat. He was arrested and is charged with felony assault.

Police did not reveal anything else about the circumstances surrounding the stabbing. The victim is in stable condition, according to the statement.

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