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A man who stabbed a co-worker at a Centralia slaughterhouse Wednesday has been arrested, police said.

The suspect is a 35-year-old Chehalis man and was taken to the Lewis County Jail, sheriff's deputies reported.

He is accused of stabbing a co-worker in the neck around 11:30 a.m. while the two worked at the Beef Shop.

The victim was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital in critical condition.

Deputies said the suspect fled the scene on foot.

A Washington State Patrol plane and Thurston County police dog team were called in to assist with the suspect search.

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