Stabbing victim flags down passing ambulance in Ithaca’s west end

A man who told police he’d been stabbed on the Ithaca Commons flagged down an ambulance in the west end for help late last night, according to the Ithaca Police Department.

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Bangs Ambulance and Ithaca Police. 14850 file photo.

The man stopped his vehicle in front of a Bangs Ambulance that was westbound on West State Street, and “approached the ambulance asking for assistance,” according to IPD’s Lieutenant John Joly. State troopers in a New York State Police vehicle that was behind the ambulance stopped as well, and officials on the scene called the Ithaca Police Department to respond at 1:46am.

The stabbing victim sought “medical treatment for a stab wound to his left upper chest / neck,” according to an IPD statement this morning. He was transported to Robert Packer Hospital for further treatment.

Lt. Joly says IPD’s officers met the victim and the Bangs and NYSP responders in the 500 block of West State Street, but “the location of the actual stabbing was reported to be the Commons, according to the victim.”

IPD asks that anyone who might know more about the incident, or with other information that might aid their investigation, contact them through police dispatch at 607-272-3245, the administration line at 607-272-9973, the Crimestoppers Tipline at 607-697-0333, or the anonymous online tip form.

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