A victim was severely hurt and a suspect was detained Monday afternoon in Midtown, police said, after a stabbing near a busy intersection.

Jaylene B. Unok, 22, was charged with first-degree assault in the case, police said Monday evening.

Officers were called just before 2 p.m. to Benson Boulevard and the Seward Highway, according to an APD statement.

“Initial indications are that a group of people were together on the side of the road when some type of altercation occurred,” police wrote. “An adult female stabbed an adult male multiple times in the upper body.  The male was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.”

Police detained Unok about 10 minutes later near the 300 block of East Northern Lights Boulevard. Although she was interviewed by detectives, police had little to add about how the case unfolded Monday night.

"The dynamics of the situation leading up to the stabbing are still under investigation," police wrote.

Any witnesses are asked to call APD at 311 or contact Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or through its website.

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