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Update: Police looking for suspect in Latrobe Street stabbing

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Published: Jun. 19, 2020 at 5:13 PM EDT
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UPDATE: 6/19/2002 7:20 P.M.

Parkersburg Police Captain Scott Elliot says the police are looking for a suspect involved in a stabbing on the 1300 block of Latrobe Street Friday afternoon.

He says the victim, who police will not name at this time, was at his house when a white man walked onto the victim’s yard and attempted to steal his bike. The victim went out to confront the suspect and the two got into a physical altercation. During the fight, the suspect allegedly took out a knife and stabbed the victim in the stomach or chest area.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he is being treated for his wounds. Though his exact condition is unknown, Captain Elliot says he was told the victim will survive his wounds.

Police say no one was able to identify the suspect, but he is described as a white man with dark hair, wearing a grey or white t-shirt with white tennis shoes.

If anyone has information related to this case they can leave an anonymous tip on the police department's website.

UPDATE: 6/19/2020 6:32 P.M.

Neighbors say a possible stabbing on Latrobe Street began as a fight involving the metal rim of a tire.

A witness said a fight broke out in the road on Latrobe Street sometime before police were called. During the fight, one man was injured when witnesses says he was hit with a metal tire rim, which cut him.

There is a significant amount of what appears to be blood on the street where the incident took place, though there is no official word on the victim's condition.

Parkersburg police responded just before 5 p.m. to the reported stabbing in the area and are investigating the incident.

ORIGINAL: 6/19/20

Parkersburg Police are at the scene of a possible stabbing.

Officers were called to the 1300 block of Latrobe Street just before 5 p.m., according to a Wood County 911 Center dispatch supervisor.

No other details are available.

We have a reporter headed to the scene and will have updates online and on WTAP News.