ITHACA, N.Y. –– After being badly injured by a knife in the early morning hours of June 27, the victim of a stabbing on West State Street walked themselves to the Ithaca Police Department headquarters where emergency medical personnel were then called.

The IPD narrative states that officers originally responded to the scene of the crime at 314 West State Street (the site of the Southern Tier AIDS Program building) following a 911 call “regarding a person who had been stabbed.” A police statement goes on to say that officers, unable to locate a victim, did find a good amount of blood on the sidewalk –– enough that a trail spanning multiple city blocks formed.

Following the bloodstained sidewalk back to the IPD headquarters, officers claim the victim appeared to have sustained stab wounds to their face and back and was “experiencing a significant amount of blood loss.”

They say the victim was treated on scene by Bangs ambulance and was originally transported to Cayuga Medical Center, but was later transported via helicopter to a regional trauma center for further evaluation.

Police have also indicated that the victim was “unable to provide officers with a suspect description while on scene.”

Despite this, IPD wants to make it known that an investigation is actively underway and that anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the IPD Investigations Division through any of the following means, and can remain anonymous if they wish to do so:

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

Anna Lamb

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