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DNA clears man arrested in North Bend stabbing, sex assault

A Valley man arrested Tuesday evening for a recent stabbing and sexual assault in North Bend has now been released from King County Jail, after DNA tests cleared him of suspicion.

According to a statement from the city, Snoqualmie Police investigators sent DNA evidence to the Washington State Crime Lab for processing. The analysis determined that a DNA sample comparison from the attack was not a match to the suspect. That evidence, according to police, cleared the arrested man of the crime.

The case remains a high priority for local police, and the department's detective is continuing to work aggressively to investigate.

“We are confident this was not a random attack,” stated Police Captain Nick Almquist. “We believe the perpetrator knew exactly what the closing procedures were at the business and planned the attack ahead of time.”

The Snoqualmie Police Department provides full police services to the City of North Bend.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Police Captain Almquist at 425-999-1522.

Information may also be given anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS. Crime Stoppers offers up to a $1,000 reward for useful information

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