Vancouver, Washington – On April 24, 2020, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to 1901 NE 162nd Avenue for the report of a disturbance in the parking lot involving a weapon. When police arrived, they located a male who was being held down by several citizens and another male who had been stabbed in the face and neck that was being tended to by other by standers. The victim, 55, was transported to an area hospital for serious injuries. The quick intervention of the citizens who witnessed the assault clearly saved the victim's life.
This assault appears to be random, the suspect and the victim are unknown to one another.
The suspect, Nathan A. Karch, 33, of Vancouver was interviewed by Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Team and subsequently arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail for Attempted Murder I.