Woman stabbed in Costco parking lot

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CARLSBAD, Calif. -- A stabbing outside a Costco store in Carlsbad Friday left a woman seriously injured and an acquaintance of the victim's in custody on suspicion of attempted murder.

The assault in the 900 block of Palomar Airport Road was reported about 2:45 p.m., according to police.

Medics took the victim, whose name and age was not released, to a hospital for treatment of multiple stab wounds, Sgt. Gary Marshall said. The victim is expected to survive.

Multiple witnesses tried to intervene to stop the stabbing, police said.

Late Friday afternoon, investigators tracked down the suspect, identified as Charles Higgins, 62, in Temecula and took him into custody.

Police disclosed no suspected motive for the stabbing.

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

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