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Man arrested for stabbing death near People’s Park in Tacoma

Tacoma Police investigate fatal stabbing near People’s Park

Tacoma Police investigated a fatal stabbing near People's Park on Thursday. The scene stretched from South L street to MLK Way.
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Tacoma Police investigated a fatal stabbing near People's Park on Thursday. The scene stretched from South L street to MLK Way.

A 40-year-old man has been taken into custody in connection with the stabbing death of a man near People’s Park on Thursday afternoon, a spokeswoman for Tacoma police said Sunday.

Officer Loretta Cool said the man was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Saturday near the area where the stabbing took place.

The News Tribune reported Friday that the victim was identified as Jahleen Mitchell, 38. Mitchell was attacked about 1 p.m. Thursday in the intersection of South 10th and L streets, at the southwest corner of People’s Park.

Passersby helped the victim until police and paramedics arrived.

Mitchell was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center, where he died of a stab wound to the chest.

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