Man critically injured in Tuesday morning stabbing in central Topeka

Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 8:07 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A man was critically injured in a stabbing early Tuesday in central Topeka, authorities said.

The incident was reported around 7:54 a.m. at 921 S.W. 10th Avenue.

Police officers and detectives who responded to the scene appeared to be focusing their investigation in the south alley of the 900 block of S.W. 10th Avenue.

The location on S.W. 10th is between Fillmore and Western streets.

Police at the scene said they initially were responding to a report of a disturbance. However, the call soon changed to a stabbing.

A person who was in the area told 13 NEWS he saw a man who appeared to be injured holding his stomach area.

Topeka police Lt. Manny Munoz said officers responding to the scene found a male suffering from life-threatening injuries. The injured person was transported by American Medical Response ambulance to a local hospital.

Munoz said the suspect in the stabbing is a white male who was last seen eastbound on a black bicycle with white letters.

Munoz said the suspect and the victim may have known each other.

Multiple police units responded to the scene, and the Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter also provided assistance.

Around 8:20 a.m., police officers placed crime-scene tape across a large area at the west end of the alley.

A bicycle that was on its side, along with a large plastic container and several other items, were in the middle of the crime scene.

Police took several witnesses to the Law Enforcement Center at 320 S. Kansas Ave., where they were to be interviewed by officers.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information may call police detectives at 785-368-9400 or Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

Check for more information as it becomes available.

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