Man wounded, suspect arrested in Ketchikan stabbing
A Ketchikan man was arrested in a stabbing last weekend, after police say he wounded another man in the Southeast Alaska town as bars were closing.
Jesse Tambongco, 23, was charged with first-degree assault in the Saturday assault, according to a Ketchikan Police Department statement. Officers responded at about 2 a.m. to reports of the bleeding victim on the 300 block of Front Street, where they “located a male who had been stabbed in the neck.”
Josh Dossett, the department’s deputy chief, said the victim was expected to survive his injuries. Both he and Tambongco were “known to us” at the department, he said.
“They had known each other for a while,” Dossett said. “It appears to be a fight over a young lady.”
Tambongco received medical treatment for a cut to his hand, then was jailed in state custody where he was held without bail.