Person injured in stabbing in Lawrence, police say

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Post last updated at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1:

A person was injured in a stabbing Tuesday night in Lawrence, and a person of interest has been detained for questioning, according to police.


First responders were dispatched to the 1100 block of East 25th Terrace just before 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, according to Sgt. Drew Fennelly of the Lawrence Police Department.

The person who called 911 told dispatch that a man was on the porch of the caller’s home, with blood on his chest. The caller told dispatch there was still a person armed with a knife inside a house across the street, scanner reports indicated. A reporter at the scene saw officers put on tactical gear to enter the home.

“Officers arrived on scene and immediately made contact with a male that was believed to be involved, who is now a person of interest in an alleged stabbing,” Fennelly said.

A first responder arriving at the scene described the patient as triage code red, meaning they believed the injuries could be life-threatening. The patient was transported for treatment at 9:25 p.m., a reporter at the scene observed.

“The victim, who is in stable condition at an area trauma center after being stabbed in the upper torso, does appear to be familiar with the person of interest,” Fennelly said around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigations personnel were interviewing witnesses and working to process the crime scene as of late Tuesday, Fennelly said.

“We believe that we have made contact with everyone involved,” he said. “I do not yet have ages of the persons involved. At the moment, I’m not sure we will have any more information to release tonight.”

A 34-year-old man was booked into the Douglas County jail on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder Tuesday night, the booking log indicated. He had not yet been formally charged and was being held without bond pending prosecutors’ review of the case.

August Rudisell/Lawrence Times First responders arrive at a reported stabbing on Jan. 31, 2023.
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