Police hunt for stabbing suspect

Medford police are asking for help in their search for a suspect who allegedly stabbed a man in Hawthorne Park on Saturday.

Police responded to the stabbing call at the Medford park at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday. Upon arriving at the scene, police found the stabbing victim. The victim's wound was determined to be non-life threatening. He was treated and released at a local hospital, according to a press release prepared by Officer Don Lane.

The investigation revealed the victim and suspect were acquaintances and had engaged in a verbal altercation during which the suspect brandished a knife and stabbed the victim. The suspect then fled the park on a bicycle, Lane said.

The suspect is described as a young, white male, five-feet four inches tall, weighing 145 pounds with short brown hair. He was wearing camouflage shorts and no shirt, Lane said.

Lane could not be reached for further comment Sunday.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Medford Police detectives at 774-2230. Refer to case #07-12009.

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