Anchorage police called to argument at Mush Inn; hours later, that argument turned into a stabbing

Published: Oct. 24, 2018 at 8:57 AM AKDT
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An alleged drunken argument escalated into violence after police left, landing one man in handcuffs and another in the hospital with multiple stab wounds.

Roderick Watson, 48, faces a charge of assault in the stabbing which took place at the Mush Inn at 333 Concrete Street in Anchorage.

According to a community alert from the Anchorage Police Department, Watson stabbed another man multiple times in the upper body.

The response from police had two parts. First, police were called at 12:30 a.m. to the Mush Inn for three people reportedly "involved in a physical altercation" in a room there.

Two men, one of which was Watson, and a woman were contacted inside. The men had what police described as "minor injuries" and APD said alcohol was involved in their spat. The woman was unhurt.

At this point, police left the area without making any arrests. Police were then called back more than three hours later to the same room. Someone had been stabbed there.

A 911 call showed a man, who was the same person that scuffled with Watson earlier in the night and spoke with police, had been stabbed and called for help.

By the time police arrived, Watson was not there. However, while medics and AFD prepared to transport the victim, Watson came back, showing "signs of intoxication."

At that point, APD reported, Watson was arrested and taken to jail. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.