Sandy police search for suspect after man stabbed multiple times

An argument between two men escalated Saturday night, Jan. 6, 2018, in Sandy, and a 43-year-old man was rushed to the hospital with more than one stab wound in his upper body. Police were working to find the 30-year-old suspect. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

SANDY, Utah, Jan. 6, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A man was rushed to the hospital with stab wounds Saturday night after an argument with an acquaintance escalated.

Sandy Police Sgt. Jason Nielsen said the incident happened at about 7:15 p.m. when the two men — one 30 years old, the other 43 — were engaged in a verbal disagreement.

The younger man grabbed a knife and stabbed the older man more than once in the upper body, Nielsen said.

The suspect then fled on foot and still had not been found later Saturday night.

Nielsen said the victim was transported to Intermountain Medical Center and, although initially reported to be in critical condition, his condition was upgraded to stable.

Neither the victim nor the suspect lives where the stabbing occurred, near 114th South and 250 East. The men are acquaintances, Nielsen said, and were visiting the homeowner.

Police know the name of the 30-year-old suspect, but Nielsen would not release any information about him or the victim, or the dispute that led to the violence.

“The details are under investigation, and we’re still learning more,” Nielsen said. “We will exhaust all efforts to find the suspect.”


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