POLICE: Two downtown Amherst stab victims hospitalized

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Jonathan Delozier | Amherst News-Times
Crime scene tape and Bureau of Criminal Investigation trucks were visible along South Main Street on Thursday morning following a double-stabbing that resulted in two people being sent to the hospital.

STAFF REPORT

Two men were stabbed early Thursday morning in downtown Amherst and have been flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

Officers responded at 1 a.m. to the parking lot at 255 South Main St. between American Eagle Mortgage and the Amherst Cinema.

A caller from the back patio of the nearby Pour House told police a man was down there, according to a release from Lt. Dan Makruski.

Investigators said he had stab wounds and bar patrons and officers provided first aid.

LifeCare Ambulance took the victim, age 28, of Lorain, to University Hospitals Amherst Health Center where he was placed on a helicopter.

Officers followed a blood trail to the rear fence gate of Vaughnteriors on South Main Street.

It continued inside the rear door, where officers discovered more blood and a broken door window.

A man shouted for help from inside and a second stab victim was discovered, age 27 and also from Lorain.

He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Lorain and later by helicopter to MetroHealth.

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