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Stabbing in Manhattan under investigation

400 block of Leavenworth, Manhattan
400 block of Leavenworth, Manhattan(Becky Goff)
Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 9:34 AM CST
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Riley County Police are asking for help locating a suspect in a Thursday morning stabbing that left a man in critical condition.

RCPD says the incident occurred around 8:15 am in the 400 block of Leavenworth. Officers and EMS on the scene found a 34-year-old man with a stab wound to the chest. It was reported a 42-year-old suspect stabbed him. The victim was transported to Ascension Via Christi Hospital in critical condition, then later transported to Stormont Vail in Topeka.

Officials say this incident is not related to reports of a criminal threat that lead to another person’s arrest Thursday morning.

Aaron Wintermote, RCPD Public Information Officer told 13 NEWS that three area elementary schools went into secure campus mode due to their vicinity to the incident.

The investigation is ongoing and this story will be updated as information becomes available. Anyone with information can contact RCPD or the Manhattan/Riley County Crime Stoppers at (785) 539-7777. Using Crime Stoppers allows you to remain anonymous and could qualify you for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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