Police Search for Suspect in Center City Stabbings

Two men are in the hospital after they were both stabbed by an unidentified suspect in Philadelphia early Saturday morning, according to police.

Police responded to 17th and Walnut streets at 4 a.m. for a report of a stabbing victim. When they arrived they found a 31-year-old man who said he was stabbed at 13th and Walnut streets. The man was taken to Hahnemann Hospital where he is being treated for a stab wound to his lower abdomen. He is currently in critical condition.

Officers also responded to Jefferson Hospital for a report of another stabbing victim. When they arrived they met with a 27-year-old man who told police he had been stabbed on the 1200 block of St. James Street in the lower left abdomen after an altercation with an unidentified man. A taxi had taken him to Jefferson Hospital after the stabbing.

Police believe the same suspect was responsible for both stabbings. He is described as a man with medium build, standing between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-7, and approximately 23-years-old. He was last seen wearing a sweatshirt and a tan jacket.

If you have any information on the stabbings, please call Philadelphia Police.

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