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Ottawa Stabbing Victim Believed to Have Self-Inflicted Wound

Posted by wlpo on August 25, 2016

Police are investigating a reported stabbing which took place Wednesday afternoon, but not for the reasons they initially thought.

Emergency responders were sent to Pierce Street in Ottawa for a reported stabbing which took place around 3:30. According to police, the victim claimed he had been approached while walking in the area and was stabbed after a disagreement.

He would need to be taken to OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center for treatment of the wound. However, it was then police learned that the injury was actually self-inflicted.

Ottawa Police say they are reporting the incident to the States’ Attorney’s Office and possible charges may be filed against the man.

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