RCPD investigating attempted murder

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Periscope Screenshot from KSNT Chief Photographer Nate Tacey (http://bit.ly/2s9dAGB)

Emergency medical services responded to a report involving Anthony Williams Jr., 29, who was injured after falling in the street near the intersection of Fremont Street and North 10th Street late June 15. It was later discovered the man’s wounds were likely stab wounds.

The Riley County Police Department is now investigating the case as an attempted murder, Alexander Robinson, RCPD public information officer, said in a June 16 press release.

Williams was taken to Via Christi Hospital in critical condition.

Dennis Stafford, who manages three apartments in one of the houses in the area cordoned off by police, said in a phone interview another tenant in Topeka heard about the incident and called Stafford.

“I called the tenant that’s living at 1001 Fremont Street in Manhattan and inquired what she knew about it,” Stafford said. “She didn’t seem to know a whole lot about it, but she tried to go to work last night and [the RCPD] had it cordoned off, and they would not let her out of the house.”

Multiple attempts to reach the tenant who called Stafford were unsuccessful.

The RCPD’s investigation into the case involves two possible suspects. The RCPD said the episode is an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the public.

Anyone with further information about this case is asked to call dispatch at 785-537-2112 or Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777. Crime Stoppers also has a toll free number at 1-800-222-8477.

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