Police are playing their cards close to their vests concerning a reported stabbing late last week.
Contacted Tuesday, Lt. Paul Barker of the Mount Airy Police Department said the department is not prepared to discuss the matter with the media.
“We’re in the process of conducting an investigation and are not releasing any information at this time,” he said.
Emergency personnel joined officers with the city police department in responding to the scene of the alleged stabbing just minutes before 11 p.m. Friday.
According to information gleaned from Surry County’s 911 Communications, rescuers were dispatched from the Mount Airy Rescue Squad, the Mount Airy Fire Department and Surry County Emergency Medical Services to aid the police department at 329 Taylor St., where a woman allegedly stabbed a man in the side.
Emergency Services Director John Shelton later said the man was located on foot on Wilow Street, where he was treated for what were described as “critical wounds” by county medical services personnel.
Shelton said the victim was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Health, where is reportedly in stable condition.
Barker said he does not know when any further information will be released.
Contacted Monday, he said additional people needed to be interviewed regarding the case.
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