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Arrest made in downtown Bend stabbing


(Update: Police identify stabbing victim)

An argument led to a stabbing in downtown Bend late Saturday night that sent a Bend man to the hospital and a transient to jail on assault and other charges, police said Sunday.

Officers were dispatched shortly before 11:30 p.m. to the 900 block of Northwest Bond Street after an argument led to an assault, Lt. Ken Mannix said.

Police quickly located the 24-year-old man who had been cut in the abdomen, who Mannix identified as Hunter Karl of Bend.

Mannix said Karl called 911 dispatchers to report the assault and told them he was in front of the Astro Lounge, but Mannix said the incident did not occur in the bar and there was no indication either man had been customers there.

Officers also found the suspect, identified as Gregory Tahsahsanah, 43, standing on the sidewalk in the same location.

Mannix said Karl was treated at the scene by first responders, then taken to St. Charles Bend with non-life-threatening injuries. A house supervisor said later Sunday Karl was treated and released.

An investigation determined the two men had gotten into a verbal dispute, during which Tahsahsanah allegedly stabbed the victim in the abdomen.

Tahsahsanah was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Deschutes County Jail on charges of second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, second-degree disorderly conduct and menacing. He remained jailed Sunday afternoon, held on $67,500 bail.

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