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Police investigate stabbing in Wal-Mart parking lot

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POLSON — Two women were involved in a stabbing incident in the Polson Wal-Mart parking lot at about 6 p.m. on Saturday. 

According to Polson Police Department Assistant Chief John Stevens, a 20 year-old female allegedly stabbed a 22 year-old female.

The victim drove herself to St. Joseph’s Medical Center where she was treated for a stab wound approximately 2 1/2” long to her abdomen. The victim also had cuts on her arm and one of her hand. Later the victim was flown to a hospital in Missoula for further treatment. 

Stevens said the victim had surgery on Sunday and was “doing really well.” 

The PPD interviewed the victim, but Stevens said police would not release names until the Lake County Attorney decided what charges would be filed. The 20-year old suspect was taken into custody and initially charged with felony aggravated assault.  

“It (the incident) looks like a disagreement over some money,” Stevens said although the investigation is ongoing. 

No mention was made of drugs or alcohol. Lake County Sheriff Office Deputies and Tribal Police Officers assisted the PPD.  

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