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One person was injured and taken to the hospital after a stabbing in Salt Lake City on Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo: Derek Petersen)
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Police Searching For Suspect After Stabbing In South Salt Lake

One person was injured and taken to the hospital after a stabbing in Salt Lake City on Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo: Derek Petersen)

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah – One person was injured and taken to the hospital after a Wednesday morning stabbing, officials said.

Officers responded at approximately 5:30 a.m. to the area of 3300 South and State Street.

South Salt Lake Police Sgt. Matt Oehler said officials found a 48-year-old male victim outside a smoke shop in the area. The man was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Oehler said there is no indication this was a random act and the public is not believed to be in danger. He said the location is a high drug crime area, and there have been a number of arrests of clientele who frequent the shop.

There were no witnesses, he said, and authorities are currently combing through surveillance footage. Police are still looking for the suspect.

This article will be updated if new information is made available.

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