Archive for Sunday, December 28, 2003

Argument leads to stabbing at Wichita hospital

December 28, 2003


— Help was close at hand Saturday when a man was stabbed in the arm while visiting a friend in the hospital, authorities said.

The stabbing happened around 11:30 a.m. at the St. Francis campus of Via Christi Regional Medical Center as two men, who knew one another, were visiting the same patient. The men, whose names weren't released, began arguing and one of the men pulled out a filleting knife and stabbed the second man in the left arm, said Sgt. Michael Zajkowski, of the Wichita Police Department.

The 37-year-old victim was taken to the emergency room, where he was treated and released, a hospital official said.

The 50-year-old suspect was detained by hospital security and later booked into the Sedgwick County jail on suspicion of aggravated battery and a weapons violation.

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