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Police arrest suspect in stabbing in Millcreek that left man in serious condition

Posted at 7:27 AM, Mar 01, 2019

MILLCREEK, Utah -- Police have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing that left a man in serious condition in the Millcreek area Thursday night.

Unified Police identified the suspect Friday morning as 46-year-old Fahim Abaid Albakawi. He was located and taken into custody at 2:55 a.m. as police were responding to a report of a prowler near 3128 South and 900 East.

Lt. Paul Barker of the Unified Police Department said the stabbing occurred around 10:15 p.m. Thursday near 3400 South and 900 East.

Witnesses told police the victim, a man in his 30s, arrived at an apartment complex to give someone a ride when the suspect, who also lives at the complex, stabbed him in the back.

The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and later Friday police said the man is now listed in serious condition.

The motive for the stabbing is unclear at this time.

"So it doesn't sound like it was a premeditated, or a fight. The victims know the suspect—you know, the guy that lives here in the apartment complex—but no indication of any sort of motive," Barker said.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.