The stabbing led to two nearby schools to go into lockdown for a short period of time until the scene was cleared by police.
YAKIMA – A stabbing left one person in critical condition and two nearby schools into lockdown Monday morning.
It happened around 11:30 a.m. in the 400 block of South 7th Street.
A call for help sent Yakima Police Department officers to the scene and they said they found a 70-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Adams Elementary and Washington Middle School were sent into a lockdown immediately while officers searched the area for the suspect. However, this lockdown was lifted by 1 p.m.
The man was taken to the hospital and was last listed in critical condition.
Authorities said a suspect has not yet been found. They said they believe it is not gang-related.
Officers are searching for witnesses, as well as any surveillance video that will help in the case.
This is a breaking news story and we will update you as new information is released.
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