Lawrence police now say reported stabbing didn’t involve other person

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Lawrence police investigate a possible stabbing in the 3200 block of West 21st Place, Friday, March 22, 2019.

Updated at 2:42 p.m. Friday

Though a man initially reported that someone else stabbed him Friday morning in Lawrence, police now say that’s not true.

“Initially the subject indicated that there was a suspect involved, but police later determined that was not the case,” Sgt. Amy Rhoads of the Lawrence Police Department said Friday afternoon.

She said police are not looking for any suspects.

Just before 10 a.m., Lawrence police were called to what they described as a possible stabbing at a house in the 3200 block of West 21st Place, Rhoads said via email shortly after the incident.

The man, who was the only person at the house when police arrived, was taken to a hospital with severe injuries, she said.

On Friday afternoon, he was in stable condition and his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Rhoads said.

Two neighbors from the cul-de-sac where the house is located, near Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive, said they were home at the time but didn’t see or hear anything out of the ordinary until police arrived.

They said the person who lived in the house was a younger man who just moved in earlier this week.

Medics at the scene had initially requested an air ambulance, according to emergency radio traffic. However, the helicopter was too far away so medics then made plans to transport the victim by ground to an area hospital.

3200 21st Pl, Lawrence, KS 66047


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