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OMAK – An Omak man was injured Friday afternoon, July 31, in a stabbing in Civic League Park.

Derrick Charley, 26, received a shallow stab wound to the upper torso, just below the armpit, said Omak Police Chief Jeff Koplin.

Police and LifeLine Ambulance were called just after 3 p.m. to the park on Ash Street for an altercation. They found Charley injured; LifeLine personnel assisted him, then took him to Mid-Valley Hospital.

Witnesses told police of a suspect who was located about three blocks away, said Koplin.

Troy Gilge, 24, Omak, was booked into the Okanogan County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault.

Koplin said it unknown why the two were fighting.

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