Woman stabbed in Carlsbad Costco parking lot

Posted at 5:44 PM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-24 02:11:06-04

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) - A woman was stabbed in the parking lot of the Carlsbad Costco Friday evening, police said. 

Officers arrived at the store at 951 Palomar Airport Road east of Interstate 5 just before 3 p.m. They found the victim in serious condition with several stab wounds.

The suspect, 62-year-old Charles Higgins, left the scene before police arrived. He was arrested later in Temecula with the help of Murrieta Police, the U.S. Border Patrol, and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Police say the victim and suspect knew each other and this was not a random act. They have not yet released details about the weapon or what led to the stabbing.

Sky10 video captured aerials of the investigation: