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Richland police investigating stabbing near Highway 240 motel

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Richland police are investigating a stabbing that sent a woman to the hospital on Tuesday.

A fight between a transient couple near a motel on Highway 240 and Stevens Road ended with the woman going to the hospital, Richland police said. Her wound wasn’t life-threatening.

Travis Lewis Stewart, 27, was taken into custody and held on suspicion of third-degree assault. Police said neither person was cooperating with investigators.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.
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