Lancaster woman victim in stabbing during fight

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LANCASTER, Pa. –  A 28-year-old Lancaster woman suffers lacerations and stab wounds during an apparent altercation on a city street. Police were alerted at about 1:37 p.m. Tuesday afternoon that the female victim from an assault/stabbing had just walked into the Emergency Room of a local hospital. Officers that responded to the hospital were informed that the incident occurred in the area of the 500 block of Locust Street near E. Strawberry Street.

Other Officers responded to Locust Street and located evidence that was consistent with some type of altercation at that location. A crime scene was established. Detectives assisted in interviewing witnesses that had been in the area.

The victim’s injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. She had lacerations to a hand, forearm and back of the torso. It is believed that the victim and suspect are known to each other and that this is not a random act of violence.

Photos of the scene were done, evidence was collected and the scene was broken-down and cleared at approximately 3:20 p.m. The investigation continues.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Detective.Sgt. Nate Nickel at (717) 735-3358 nickeln@lancasterpolice.com or Lancaster Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913, or you can anonymously Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by using your cell phone. Text LANCS plus your message to 847411.

Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through this Crime Watch page.