One person hospitalized after stabbing in Medford early Tuesday morning

MEDFORD, Ore — Medford Police are investigating an early morning stabbing that sent one person to the hospital.

Police responded to the area of the Travelers Inn on Alba drive, just before 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. MPD says the victim was approached by three or four suspects near the bike path.

Detectives say a fight ensued after the man refused to give over his backpack – resulting in one of the suspects stabbing him. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“Word of caution for folks that are out and about especially in the hours of darkness, to practice personal safety,” Lieutenant Mike Budreau, Medford Police Department, said Tuesday. “Travel in numbers if you can and have a light and phone with you.” 

There’s currently no information on the description of the suspects, or the current condition of the victim.

Medford Police requests that you contact them if you have any information about the case.

Anthony Carter is a reporter for NBC5 News. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2019. Anthony started his career as a print journalist, covering New York sports and the NBA Draft. He then started his own sports podcast and website covering the Arena Football League. Anthony moved to the Rogue Valley in 2019 as a news producer before joining the NBC5 News family. Anthony likes to workout at the gym, play basketball, and root for his Atlanta Hawks and New York Jets. Want to connect with Anthony? send him an email: [email protected]
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