Man Stabbed Near Delaware Park Racetrack In Critical Condition


Wilmington – The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit detectives are currently investigating a stabbing that occurred late last night, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the investigation began on Friday, March 9, 2018 at approximately 10:24 p.m., when Troopers responded to the area of Kirkwood Highway and Delaware Park Boulevard for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival they found a 51-year-old victim of Wilmington with a stab wound to the body. The victim was removed from the scene by Emergency Medical Services and transported to a local area hospital in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was a passenger on a DART bus and at some point later the suspect also got on the bus. During the bus ride the suspect moved from his seat and decided to sit near the victim where he engaged in a verbal argument with him, according to Bratz.

The victim exited the bus at Kirkwood Highway and Delaware Park Boulevard and walked across the street. The suspect proceeded to follow him and then confronted the victim again, where he stabbed him, said Bratz. The suspect then fled eastbound on Kirkwood Highway.

The suspect is described as a heavyset white male, approximately 5’09” tall, approximately 60-years-old, with a full grey beard and mustache wearing a red sweatshirt and blue jeans.


Breaking Report

Wilmington – Delaware State Police, along with New Castle County Paramedics have responded to a bus stop near the intersection of Route 2 and Delaware Park Drive,  just outside of Delaware Park, for reports of a stabbing. Troopers are reporting that the victim has been stabbed in his mid section.


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