1 dead after stabbing at Olympia bar

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 4 at 9:57 AM

A man died early Tuesday morning after being stabbed at a bar in downtown Olympia, the city's police department said.

The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. at McCoys Tavern, located in the 400 block of 4th Ave. E. Police responded to an emergency call and found two stabbing victims at the bar and learned that a third person had fled the scene.

"When officers made contact with the suspect," Olmpia Police said, "he was holding a knife and he failed to comply with the officers' commands.  Officers used a taser to take control of the armed suspect, a 34 year old Olympia resident."

One of the stabbing victims later died from his injuries; the other was transported to St. Peter Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is in police custody.

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