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Man stabbed in Covington

Police are searching for answers after a man was seriously injured during a stabbing inside a Covington home on May 2.

The man, Marcus Edwards, 20, was taken to the Multicare Covington ER and transported to Harbor View Medical Center. He is in stable condition and expected to survive, according to Covington Police Chief Kevin Klason.

Klason said police received a 911 call and abrupt hangup about an alleged stabbing at around 7:50 p.m. Officers received little cooperation once arriving at 26402 187th Ave. SE, where the incident was alleged to have occurred, and locked down the house, calling the major crime's unit to investigate, Klason said. Klason said the unit received a search warrant on the house and interviewed the five or six individuals at the residence. The case was still pending as of press time Tuesday. Klason said investigators had not yet been able to interview the victim, whose address was not known. No weapon was found.

"The occupants were being less than cooperative and forthright about what had occurred," Klason said. "We don't know how it all materialized."

Klason said occupants of the house, all described as young adults, said they noticed that Edwards had been stabbed and was bleeding badly, but didn't know how it happened.

"There are far more questions than we have answers," Klason said.

Klason said there was a fair amount of blood evidence from where Edwards sat in the home and in a number of different places around the house. He said police don't believe the man's injuries are the result of an accident. Klason said these types of cases, with so many unknowns and a lack of cooperation, are stressful.

"It's a public safety issue," he said. "It's very disconcerting."

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