Police Call Off Manhunt After Early Morning Stabbing on Hutch
A stabbing on the Hutchinson River Parkway near Harrison, New York led police on an early morning man hunt.
According to Police, the incident, which was reported on the Harrison Police Departments Facebook page, occured around 5 AM at the Mobile gas station on the Hutchinson River Parkway and involved two men, who apparently knew each other, and were traveling together. The men got into some type of a dispute, when one man slashed the other with a knife or some type of sharp object and fled on foot while the victim managed to get to the store at the gas station to call for help.
The incident, according to westchester.news12.com, caused traffic delays in the area, as well as some school lockdowns as police searched for the perpetrator.
The police are also reporting that the manhunt was called off later in the morning when it was determined that the suspect was no longer in the area or a threat to the community.
Schools in Harrison were also on lockdown and a two hour delay while the manhunt and investigation were going on. According patch.com, School Superintendent Colin Byrne sent out an alert notifying parents of the incident and assuring them that the schools were not in any danger, but out of an abundance of caution, the lockdowns and school delays were implemented. The lockdown affected the Blind Brook school district, and four schools in Harrison were put on a two hour delay.
Police also are reporting that the suspect in question, who was the assailant, and the subject of the manhunt is well know to authorities, while the victim, who was stabbed or slashed, was taken to a nearby hospital and was treated for lacerations to his hand.