TOPEKA (KSNT) – Police are at the scene of a stabbing in the downtown area Tuesday morning.

Shawnee County Dispatch confirms police responded to a report of a stabbing just before 9 a.m. on Nov. 14 in the 800 block of SW Tyler. The reported stabbing occurred just a few blocks away from Topeka High School.

Rosie Nichols, a City of Topeka spokeswoman, told KSNT 27 News that police were notified that a person stabbed another individual outside of a home in the area before fleeing the scene. The individual who was stabbed was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

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In a press release at 3 p.m., Nichols said police arrested a 38-year-old Topeka man in connection to the stabbing. The man was arrested for aggravated battery and criminal trespass.

If you have any information related to this situation, you can reach out to the TPD at or call 785-368-9400. You can also make tips to Shawnee County Crime Stoppers by calling 785-234-0007 or by clicking here.

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