MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Miami Beach detectives are investigating a stabbing on Friday in South Beach.
Witnesses said the stabbing happened while two women were fighting near the intersection of 14th Street and Washington Avenue.
According to Officer Ernesto Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Miami Beach Police Department, officers found a woman injured near the intersection of 13th Street and Collins Avenue. They found the suspect nearby, Rodriguez said.
Miami Beach Fire Rescue personnel took the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Rodriguez said she is in stable condition.
Meanwhile, officers arrested a narcotics’ suspect nearby on Washington Avenue. Shootings, beatings and robberies have become a regular occurrence in the heart of South Beach.
“Number one priority out here is that visibility,” Rodriguez said about an increase in policing in the area. “We want people to see these officers, see these detectives, and think twice before they’re going to commit any criminal acts.”
This is a developing story. Local 10 News Assignment News Desk Editors Wilson Louis and Emily Hales contributed to this report.