Separate stabbings send two men to the hospital

Police are looking for suspects in separate stabbings that sent two Lawrence men to the hospital Saturday morning.

The first incident occurred at 1:45 a.m. outside Cross Town Tavern, 1910 Haskell Ave. Lawrence Police Sgt. Michael McLaren said the fight started as a verbal argument outside the bar before the suspect stabbed a 32-year-old Lawrence man.

The victim was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with lacerations to his left forearm and left eyebrow. As of Saturday morning, police were still seeking a suspect.

Police received a second stabbing call at 8:38 a.m. Saturday. Sgt. Craig Shanks said the victim, a 36-year-old Lawrence man, reportedly arrived at LMH with a stab wound. The man was then transferred to a Kansas City-area hospital.

“It’s very early in the investigation, but it appears to be the result of a domestic dispute,” Shanks said. The incident occurred in the 2600 block of Alabama Street, he said. Details about the man’s injuries were not available.

Shanks said police were speaking with a 36-year-old Lawrence woman who was at the residence during the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 832-7509 or leave an anonymous message on the TIPS hot line at 832-TIPS (8471).