Overland Park police say teenager hurt in stabbing

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police are at the scene of a stabbing on Friday morning in the area of 78th and Grant where a teenager was hurt.

Investigators say the 16-year-old boy stabbed was taken to a hospital where he’s recovering from his injuries. FOX4’s Alana Laflore reports that the victim was taking out the trash at about 9:30 a.m., when the suspect wearing a ski mask, black hoodie and blue jeans came around a dumpster and stabbed him, investigators believe they knew one another.

The victim’s girlfriend saw what happened, and that’s how police got the suspect information. The suspect ran away, and so far, police dogs haven’t been able to track him.

Shawnee Mission West was on “lock and learn”, a form of soft-lockdown, Comanche Elementary was also briefly on lockdown.

FOX4 will continue following developments with this story throughout Friday afternoon.

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