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Police respond to stabbing at Super 8 early Friday morning

Posted: June 15, 2012 - 1:42pm

Three people were injured in a stabbing at the Super 8 Motel on Trout Street around 1:30 a.m. Friday, one of whom was rushed to the hospital with two stab wounds to his torso, police said.

A 25-year-old male victim, whose name was not released, had one stab wound in his back and one on his side, to the left of his rib cage, Juneau Police Department Lt. David Campbell said.

Campbell said he did not know the man’s current medical condition, and phone calls to Bartlett Regional Hospital were not immediately returned.

Campbell said an argument broke out between the 25-year-old man and the stabbing suspect, Charles Alan Abbott, 32, who was arrested after a police investigation, during a late night party at the motel.

It’s unclear at this point what the argument was about, police said.

The injuries to two other people were not as severe — a 32-year-old Juneau man had a 3-inch-long cut on his right forearm, and a 22-year-old Juneau woman had a superficial cut on her left hand.

“Somehow during the melee they got injured as well,” Campbell said. “I’m not sure on the exact specifics on that.”

The two were also taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Police responded to the motel after receiving a 911 call from one of the Super 8 Motel employees at about 1:38 a.m., Campbell said.

An investigation revealed that about 10 people were partying at the hotel when the fight ensued with a four-inch-long folding knife. Police said alcohol was a factor in the incident. The knife was confiscated.

Police said they contacted Abbott as he and a 23-year-old Juneau woman were trying to leave the premise.

Campbell said they were both detained during the investigation, although the woman was later released.

Abbott was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and third-degree assault, police said. He was taken to jail and is being held without bail.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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