Osage City police discontinue search for suspect in stabbing

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Police Department has discontinued a search for a suspect related to an alleged stabbing.

“The search for a suspect in the alleged stabbing of an Osage City resident has been discontinued after further investigation with the victim,” said Fred Nech, Osage City police chief. “There is no threat to the public.”

Nech said no charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.

Around 2:10 p.m. Dec. 1, Osage City Police responded to a stabbing call at a rental property in the 800 block of Lakin Street, in Osage City. The victim of the stabbing was taken by Osage County EMS to Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka with “urgent” injuries.

At 2:48 p.m., Osage City Police issued a description of a suspect, as described by the victim, to The Osage County Herald-Chronicle. The description was shared through news outlets and social media.

Nech later commented that “the incident appears to be isolated, and there was no apparent threat to the general public.”

The case will be referred to the Osage County Attorney’s Office for review.


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