Stabbing victim not cooperating with Port Arthur Police, chief says

Published 12:16 am Saturday, December 21, 2019

A man who suffered non-life threatening injuring from a stabbing was released from the hospital but is not cooperating with law enforcement, police say.

Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso said the victim had a puncture type wound but the weapon used is not known.

PAPD was called at approximately 3:19 p.m. Tuesday to Prince Hall Apartments, 914 W. 14th St. in reference to a stabbing but found that the victim had left on foot.

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They performed a brief search and found the victim and he was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Duriso could not give any suspect information because the man refused to cooperate. Generally, a victim’s or witness’ failure to cooperate hampers the investigation, making it very difficult to proceed.

He said at this point if they found a suspect, they would need a witness in order to go forward with the case.