FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Morgantown Police Respond to Stabbing Incident
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - At approximately 1:17 a.m. on March 5, officers of the Morgantown Police Department were advised of a stabbing that had taken place in front of 314 High Street. The incident was reported by an individual who was in the process of transporting the victim to the hospital.
Officers responded to both the location of the alleged stabbing as well as to Ruby Memorial Hospital. Officers on High Street determined that the male suspect had fled on foot wearing a grey “puffy jacket” prior to arrival. The victim was taken into surgery after arriving at the hospital for severe lacerations to the back and stomach. Currently, the victim is recovering from surgery. The incident was a result a verbal disagreement that escalated which resulted in the stabbing.
Detectives with the Morgantown Police Department are investigating the incident. Anyone with additional information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Morgantown Police Department Detective Division at 304-284-7454 or call the MPD tips line at 304-284-7520 to make an anonymous tip.