Police: Child's birthday party stabbing suspect spotted knocking on doors, asking for blankets

MUKILTEO -- A man suspected of stabbing another man at a child's birthday party was arrested after police spotted him knocking on doors and asking people for blankets early in the morning.

Police were called to a report of a stabbing around 3 a.m. Sunday morning at a home in the 12300 block of Harbour Point Boulevard in Mukilteo, the Mukilteo Police Department said.

Officers found a 32-year-old man with stab wounds lying on the floor of a home when they arrived.

Police interviewed the man, who allegedly claimed he had been stabbed by a stranger while smoking a cigarette outside the home. Other residents at the home claimed they were asleep at the time of the stabbing.

But after further investigation, police determined the victim engaged in a fight with a 36-year-old man during a child's birthday party at the home.  The victim made some "inappropriate" comments, police said, and the suspect grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed him in the chest. He then fled the home.

The victim was transported to the hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

A K9 track of the suspect was not successful. But around 6 a.m., police received calls from homes in the area that a man was walking around the neighborhood, knocking on doors and asking for blankets to stay warm. Police called to the neighborhood found the stabbing suspect and took him into custody.

The suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault.