Man stabbed early Tuesday in Ogden independent living center

Mar 6 2013 - 11:48am


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OGDEN -- Police are investigating the stabbing of a 24-year-old man Tuesday morning at an independent living center.

Around 6 a.m. police received a flurry of 911 calls from residents at St. Benedicts Manor, 3000 Polk Ave., regarding someone running down a hall and banging on apartment doors, Ogden Police Lt. Chad Ledford said.

St. Benedicts houses elderly, handicapped and disabled individuals, according to officials with the facility, who declined to make further comment.

Then the victim pulled a fire alarm to summon help and residents evacuated the center.

When firefighters arrived they found the victim on the front steps of the center with stab wounds to the back, chest, biceps and hand, said Ledford. The victim's name was not released.

He was rushed by ambulance to McKay-Dee Hospital, but his wounds do not appear to be life-threatening, Ledford said.

The victim had been at a party in one of the apartments at the center, when a fight ensued and he was stabbed, Ledford said.

He fled the assault, ran through a hallway and pounded on apartment doors to get someone to help him.

A motive for the stabbing hasn't been determined, and the weapon used in the attack hasn't been recovered.

The victim isn't cooperating with the police investigation, but it's believed there may be more than one assailant, said Ledford.

A woman in the apartment where the assault is believed to have occurred was being detained by police and questioned.

Police plan to increase patrols near St. Benedicts Manor throughout the day.

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