Sumner Police investigating a Tuesday night stabbing along state Route 410 East have concluded the wounds are most likely self-inflicted.
According to a press release from the Sumner Police, the department at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday began receiving reports from motorists reporting a white male on the shoulder of eastbound SR410 between the Valley Avenue and Traffic Avenue exits.
Police responded and contacted a man in his 20s with a laceration wound to his abdomen. East Pierce Fire and Rescue transported the man to St. Joseph’s hospital in Tacoma. His condition is unknown at this time.
An investigation by Sumner detectives, including interviews with the victim, revealed the wound was likely self-inflicted.
An earlier press release from East Pierce indicated the man had been stabbed and thrown from a car, based on reports from the victim.
East Pierce medics were dispatched to a report of a stabbing and found the man on the side of the road. He told medics and police on scene he had been stabbed and thrown from a moving a vehicle.
East Pierce transported the man to a trauma center with life-threatening injuries beyond the reported stab wound.
During subsequent investigation by Sumner police detectives the victim apparently retracted his original statements and indicated the wounds were self-inflicted.