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Three injured in stabbings and suicide attempt

Two women and one man were injured early Monday after a stabbing and apparent suicide attempt at the Chelsea Court Condominiums in the 2500 block of South 317th Street.

Officers were called to the condominiums at 4:20 a.m. Oct. 29. Police found two women suffering from stab wounds and a man lying on the back porch semi-conscious, said police spokeswoman Stacy Flores.

The man had a rope around his neck and had apparently attempted suicide, Flores said. Officers released the ligature and he regained consciousness.

Initial investigation indicates that the man was attacking his wife or girlfriend inside the condo when the other woman, a roommate, heard the commotion from another room, entered the room and tried to intervene, police reports said. All three people involved lived in the condominium. It was unclear what their relationship was.

The suspect stabbed the roommate and continued to assault his spouse, at one point stabbing her in the lower back. The roommate ran to a neighborÂ’s condo and called 911. When the suspect learned police were on the way, he tried to hang himself on the back porch with a rope.

The woman who intervened was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries. The other woman and the man were transported to St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. All three are expected to survive. The suspect was arrested at the scene, treated for his injuries at St. Francis, then taken into custody. He will likely face charges of assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. His name had not been released at press time.

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