Stabbing at GR’s Rosa Parks Circle sends 1 to hospital

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police are looking for the man who stabbed another man downtown in Rosa Parks Circle.

It happened around 4:45 p.m. Friday.

Police say the call came in as an argument that led to an assault. When officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old man with a single stab wound to the chest. Police at the scene told News 8 the victim was taken by ambulance to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. His condition was stable Friday evening, according to police.

Police examining stage at Rosa Parks Circle after stabbing
Grand Rapids police investigate a stabbing at Rosa Parks Circle that sent one man to the hospital. (Sept. 20, 2019)

Officers say after the attack, the suspect took off running south toward Heartside Park. Police say the suspect is in his 30s, but they didn’t have a detailed description of the man.

It’s unclear what led to the stabbing. Police say the victim is being “relatively cooperative,” but his injuries prohibited him from talking.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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