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Vancouver police act on tip, arrest suspect in Clark College stabbing

Officers find suspect asleep in car in Vancouver’ Rose Village neighborhood

By Monika Spykerman, Columbian staff writer
Published: May 16, 2024, 4:33pm

Vancouver police arrested a man who they say matches the description of the perpetrator in Tuesday’s stabbing at Clark College, according to a police news release.

Salvador Aguilar, 31, was arrested about 10 a.m. Thursday in the 2600 block of St. Johns Boulevard in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood.

Responding to a tip, patrol officers and detectives from the Major Crimes Unit found Aguilar asleep in a vehicle outside a residence. Aguilar was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault and motor vehicle theft, the news release states.

The suspect was wanted in connection with an incident Tuesday afternoon in which a Clark employee sitting on a bench outside the college’s Archer Gallery was stabbed in the neck. The victim received treatment for her injuries, which were not life-threatening. The incident prompted an hourlong lockdown of Clark College’s main campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

Police are continuing to investigate.