SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 27, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A man was transported to the hospital late Tuesday night after a heated disagreement ended in a stabbing at North Temple Street and Redwood Road.
Lt. Dave Cracroft, Salt Lake City Police, said the call was received a little before midnight, reporting a stabbing in the Sutherlands parking lot.
“There’s a large transient camp there, and those people were having a discussion with a couple of people walking down the sidewalk on North Temple,” Cracroft said.
He said the discussion moved back to the camp, where it escalated into a disagreement.
“The suspect who was walking down the street came over, pulled out a large folding knife, and went after our victim,” Cracroft said.
The victim tripped and fell down, and was then stabbed in the leg.
The suspect and a girl who was with him took off running northbound through the Sutherlands lot and into the neighborhood.
Cracroft said several witnesses saw the pair running , but police were unable to catch up with them before they disappeared into the darkness. Officers and a K-9 unit searched the area without success.
The victim was taken to Intermountain Medical Center with a stab wound to his calf, but Cracroft said the man’s injury wasn’t serious.
The suspect is described as Caucasian, 6-feet-2-inches tall, with a thin build, and was last seen wearing a red T-shirt and shorts.