Man stabbed at Gaunt Park early Monday morning
- Published: September 28, 2015
A Yellow Springs resident was stabbed by an unknown assailant as he was walking through Gaunt Park at about 5 a.m. this morning, Sept. 28. The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Greene Memorial Hospital within several hours. Police searched the immediate area and vicinity this morning with a K-9 unit but did not find any signs of the suspect.
According to Yellow Springs Police Chief David Hale, the victim was attacked toward the middle of the park near the portable restrooms, where a brief verbal altercation occurred before he was cut several times in the abdomen. Because it was completely dark at that time, the victim could only describe the perpetrator as a six-foot male who was unfamiliar to him. The victim is a local resident who lives on West South College Street and did not recognize the attacker, leading police to believe the suspect is likely from out of town.
Police spoke to school officials this morning for safety precautions, but Chief Hale said he had no reason to believe the suspect was still in the area.
He also cautioned residents to remain out of public parks after dark, saying that people have an easier time getting away with a crime under the cover of darkness.
“At that time in the morning, it’s dark, dark, and that’s why we routinely patrol parks and ask that people not go there after dark,” Hale said.