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A Wilkes-Barre police officer stands guard at the front door of 330 S. Hancock St., Wilkes-Barre, Monday night as another officer speaks with apparent witnesses to a reported stabbing at the apartment house.
A Wilkes-Barre police officer stands guard at the front door of 330 S. Hancock St., Wilkes-Barre, Monday night as another officer speaks with apparent witnesses to a reported stabbing at the apartment house.
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WILKES-BARRE — At least one person was taken to a hospital and several others were taken away in police cars after a reported stabbing Monday night at a South Hancock Street apartment house.


Police were dispatched to 330 S. Hancock St. at 10:09 p.m. for a report of two people fighting and one of them being stabbed, according to Luzerne County 911.


Neighbors gathered outside the three-story structure said they saw two stretchers carried from the apartment house and loaded into an ambulance.


A group of about five or six people accompanied police from around the back of the house at about 10:45 p.m. and shortly thereafter taken away in police cars.


One of the neighbors, Jo Ann Morgans, described the house as a trouble spot in the neighborhood to which police have responded on several occasions, at least two of which involved reported gunfire.


Morgans said she heard five gunshots shots come from the house about two weeks ago. She said suspicious activity has been occurring there, including numerous incidents of visitors stopping in and leaving a few minutes later — an activity police say is indicative of drug sales.


Police on scene could provide no information Monday night and attempts to reach the watch commander were unsuccessful.


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