A Man Was Stabbed In Downtown Klamath Falls During the Kruise Of Klamath. A suspect is in custody. Kruise Of Klamath Was Suspended During Incident.
At about 8:08pm Klamath County 911 received a call of a stabbing that had just occurred downtown. The initial report was that a male in his twenties had stumbled into the Pikey Bar at 610 Main Street with a reported deep stab wound to his abdomen.
Multiple officers from the Klamath Falls City Police, Oregon State Police, and paramedics from Klamath County Fire District 1 responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, a stabbing victim described as a male in his 20’s was located inside the bar and then rushed to Sky Lakes by ambulance. The victim is reported to have been stabbed multiple times. The victim was entered into Sky Lakes as a trauma patient but his current condition is unknown.
Within minutes, an officer with Klamath Falls Police located the suspect and arrested him at gunpoint near the VFW a short distance from the Pikey. The suspect was arrested and lodged in Klamath County Jail.
Early information indicates that the stabbing occurred somewhere away from the Pikey bar and the victim walked to the bar for help after being stabbed.
Police suspended the Kruise of Klamath briefly during this incident so that emergency vehicles could get to the scene and witnesses could be located.
Arrested: Stephen Micheal Johnson of Klamath Falls
- Assault 1,
- Disorderly conduct
- Unlawful use of weapon
Additional charges could be placed pending the outcome of the investigation which is in progress.
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*The above information is preliminary and accurate to the best of our knowledge. As of posting time an official press release is not yet available. This article is based on early information obtained by Klamath Alerts. Additional information about this incident and others are available in our app.