ITHACA, N.Y.—The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a stabbing that took place around 4:40 a.m. this morning –– Thursday, June 3.

The stabbing took place on the west end of the Commons, near the intersection of Cayuga and State Streets. According to the law enforcement narrative, a victim was stabbed and lost a significant amount of blood at the scene. The victim was then able to walk to a nearby gas station and 911 was called.

“The suspect had been part of a group of several other subjects, however they fled the area and were gone upon officers’ arrival,” according to a police press release. “The victim was not in a condition to give any information regarding the suspect.”

The victim was then taken via helicopter to a regional hospital. The sidewalk where the stabbing took place was closed for a period for a hazardous material clean-up because of the amount of blood that had been spilled at the scene.

At this time the investigation is actively underway. Those with information can reach IPD via the following means:

  • Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
  • Police Administration: 607-272-9973
  • Police Tipline: 607-330-0000
  • Anonymous Email Tip Address:

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