Archive for Thursday, April 12, 2007

Police investigate knifing incident

April 12, 2007

Lansing Police are investigating what is believed to be a domestic disturbance early Sunday morning that sent one person to the hospital with a knife wound.

Officers were called at 4:05 a.m. Sunday to the American Lodge Apartments, 440 Santa Fe, for what was reported as an aggravated burglary. Upon arrival, officers checked the area and found no signs of forcible entry. They did find that a resident, a 30-year-old Lansing man, had suffered a knife wound to the back.

"I wouldn't call it a stabbing," Lansing Police Chief Steve Wayman said. "It was more of a slashing because it was anywhere from six to 12 inches long."

The man was taken to St. John Hospital in Leavenworth and was later transported by air ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

"They were going to hold him overnight for observation," Wayman said. "He had a pretty significant wound."

Wayman said the police were continuing to investigate the incident, but he said they are receiving conflicting stories between the victim and a 27-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman who is believed to be a witness to the incident. The woman was arrested at the scene for a parole violation and is being detained in Leavenworth County Jail.

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