EVERETT — A purse snatching in Everett’s Clark Park on Sunday ended in a stabbing to the neck, police said.
Around 9 a.m., a Snohomish woman tried to steal the purse of a woman in her 20s near the gazebo in the center of the park, according to police. Witnesses later told investigators the woman in her 20s confronted the Snohomish woman, 36, to get the purse back.
While they struggled over the purse, the Snohomish woman allegedly stabbed the purse’s owner in the neck and hand. The owner let go of the purse. She immediately told a friend she was bleeding. The wounded woman was reportedly taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. Her injuries were not believed to be critical. The neck stab wound appeared to be between 1 and 1½ inches long. The hand wound was smaller.
The suspect fled north from the park, according to a police report. Officers found her less than a block from the scene. She refused to talk with officers about the incident. Officers found a small pocketknife on her, but investigators were unsure if it was the one used in the alleged stabbing.
Everett police arrested the Snohomish woman for investigation of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery. She remained in the Snohomish County Jail on Monday.