Port Arthur police investigate stabbing

Published 9:35 am Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Port Arthur police responded to a stabbing Tuesday evening that sent one woman to the emergency room.

According to a press release, at approximately 8:30 p.m. officers responded to the Joe Louis Apartments at 1300 Joe Louis Ave., in reference to a female being stabbed in the back. Officers discovered a 31-year-old woman who had been stabbed in the upper back by another female.

The suspect is African American and she was not on scene when officers arrived.

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The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery due to the seriousness of her injuries. As of Wednesday morning, this case remains under investigation.