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Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Police work the scene of a stabbing that left one woman dead and another person injured near 500 North and 300 West in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman died and a man was critically injured Wednesday night in a stabbing, police said.

The stabbing occurred near 500 N. 300 West behind a dumpster shortly after 9:30 p.m. Police fanned out through surrounding neighborhoods and a helicopter hovered overhead following the incident.

When crews responded to the scene, they found the man and woman in "very rough shape," said Salt Lake Police Lt. Dave Cracroft.

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Firefighters declared the woman dead at the scene but she and the man were both taken to a hospital.

He said police were searching for a balding Hispanic man in connection with the stabbing. The man was last seen running south from the area of the stabbing and was wrapped in a blanket.

Cracroft said the victims and suspect were homeless. Police believe the stabbing occurred after an argument over a piece of property, the lieutenant said.

Additional information about the stabbing or those involved was not immediately available.