FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Morgantown Police Respond to Stabbing Incident
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - At approximately 12:56 a.m. on Sept. 23, officers of the Morgantown Police Department responded to the area of 327 High Street to assist EMS with a laceration call.
Upon arrival, officers identified one male victim with apparent lacerations to his chest and arm. The victim received first aid from Morgantown Parking Authority personnel as well as first responding officers prior to EMS arrival. The victim was transported to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.
During the course of the initial investigation a suspect was identified as Elijah Jon Older, 21 years of age, from Arundel, Maine. The suspect was located and detained by officers of the Morgantown Police Department and West Virginia University Police Department and charged with Malicious Assault.
The incident remains under investigation and anyone with additional information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Morgantown Police Department Detective Division at 304-284-7454.
The Morgantown Police Department is committed to its goal of eliminating crime in our city. Citizens are encouraged to become a “Partner in Policing”, by reporting suspected criminal activity to Morgantown Police Department Switchboard at 304-284-7522. If you need immediate police attention or a crime is in progress call 911.