FBI and Navajo cops investigate stabbing

Sheriff's Office: Suspect arrested in Lower Fruitland

The Daily Times staff
Members of local law enforcement agencies apprehend a suspect Friday along Navajo Route 36 in Lower Fruitland.

FARMINGTON — FBI agents and Navajo police detectives are jointly investigating a nonfatal stabbing that occurred this morning on County Road 7010 in Huerfano.

FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said the stabbing occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. near mile marker 16 on County Road 7010 in Huerfano.

Fisher said he could not release any specific information about the incident because charges have not been filed, but he confirmed the victim survived the attack.

Detective Lt. Kyle Lincoln of the San Juan County Sheriff's Office said his office received a request for assistance from the Crownpoint Police Department shortly after the stabbing occurred.

"We were notified the victim of the stabbing was driving himself to the hospital, and we were attempting to locate him to assist with that," Lincoln said.

He said deputies also assisted the department in securing the crime scene and locating a suspect.

According to Lincoln, the suspect fled the scene in a blue pickup truck and was located at approximately 11:30 a.m. by New Mexico State Police on Navajo Route 36 in Lower Fruitland.

Fisher declined to identify a possible suspect or the victim, citing the ongoing investigation.

Navajo police did not respond to a request for comment.