According to Capt. Brian Hance of the BPD’s Southern District, a white male was stabbed at approximately 4:25am on Sunday, August 17th in the 100 block of E. Ostend. Just prior to the stabbing, the victim was on the porch area of a property in the 1200 block of Wall St. The residents asked this individual to leave, he complied, and he was seen staggering around the block. Not long after the individual left the porch, he was approached by 4 individuals on mopeds. An altercation occurred between the victim and the persons on the mopeds and it was during this altercation that the man was stabbed. Police are increasing patrols in the area as a result and will share more information with the community as it becomes available.
Misinformation about this incident has been circulating on social media, and even via some news outlets. Please be sure to look for an official release from the police department via our website or social media before jumping to conclusions based on unfounded reports. You can also direct any crime questions or concerns to our Crime Chair, Shannon Sullivan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a result of this misinformation, Presidents and Public Safety chairs from each of the neighborhood associations (FHNA, SBNA, FHSNA, and RNA) have a meeting scheduled with Southern District Police leadership this week to discuss concerns related to: 1) the recent stabbing; 2) requests for increased patrols during the next few weeks as the Casino opens; and 3) further improving communication protocols between BPD SD and the neighborhoods. We will keep our residents updated.
Anyone concerned about this particular incident or public safety in general is encouraged to attend the meeting of the Southern District’s Police-Community Relations Council on Thursday, August 21st at 7 p.m. at the Southern District Police Headquarters at 10 Cherry Hill Road.