Suspects arrested after assault, stabbing at MLT pub early Thursday

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Two suspects were arrested for first-degree assault and a third suspect is in the hospital recovering from a stab wound after City of Mountlake Terrace Police responded to a reported stabbing at O’houlie’s Pub in the 21900 block of 66th Avenue West at about 1:40 a.m. Thursday.

Officers located three subjects at the rear of the pub. A 32-year-old male was found lying on the ground with what appeared to be serious head injuries. A 28-year-old female appeared to be comforting the unconscious male. A 29-year-old male, who was also on the ground with bruises to his face, arms and hands, told officers that he and his brother had been in fight with three other subjects from the pub. He also stated that while trying to protect himself and his brother, he had stabbed one of his assailants.

One of the suspects, a 21-year-old, was taken into custody as he tried to leave the area. The other two suspects, ages 21 and 22, were found at Swedish Hospital. The 21-year-old had been admitted with a stab wound.

The 32-year-old victim is still in intensive care. His 29-year-old brother was interviewed and released.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into the altercation, which appears to have started when one of the suspects began flirting with the female. All involved in the altercation are Mountlake Terrace residents.

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