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Suspect Arrested after Stabbing Incident in the Carlsbad Costco Parking Lot

Carlsbad CA— This afternoon, March 23, 2018 at 2:47 p.m., Officers from the Carlsbad Police Department responded to the parking lot of the Costco, located 951 Palomar Airport Road, regarding the report of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, Officers found the victim in serious condition with multiple stab wounds. The suspect, identified as Charles Higgins, a 62-year-old male, fled the scene prior to police arrival.

The Carlsbad Police Department located Charles Higgins in Temecula where he was taken into custody, with the assistance of Murrieta PD, the Border Patrol and the Riverside Sheriff’s Department.

The victim and suspect are known to each other and this is not a random act. There are no outstanding suspects.

The Carlsbad Police Department Investigations Division responded and is continuing the investigation.