No charges in Medina stabbings while investigation continues; 1 person sought for questioning

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 October 2022 at 11:13 am

MEDINA – Multiple people were stabbed in an argument that escalated to a physical altercation early Sunday morning at 610 Main St.

There were five people either cut or stabbed. All of the people who were stabbed are in stable condition, Medina Lt. Todd Draper said.

There was an unrelated death in the village on Sunday that was due to a medical situation and had no connection to the stabbings, Draper said.

The Medina PD was dispatched to the scene at 1:35 a.m. on Sunday for a stabbing. Medina Police arrived on scene at 1:36 a.m. and were advised of multiple stabbing victims including a person bleeding severely from a leg wound.

Officers requested additional units and emergency medical services while administering first aid, placing a tourniquet on the leg of one of the victims, Draper said.

Additional resources responded to the scene including the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, State Police, Medina Fire Department Ambulance and COVA Ambulance.  Multiple victims were transported by both ambulance and private vehicle to Medina Memorial Hospital and Erie County Medical Center, according to a press release from the Medina Police Department.

The initial investigation determined that all parties involved knew each other, Draper said. The incident started as a verbal argument that escalated into a physical altercation in which a subject used a knife against multiple people.

The subject in this incident is known to law enforcement and he is wanted for questioning.  There have been no charges filed at this time as the investigation is still ongoing.

Anybody who has information regarding this situation is encouraged to contact the Medina Police Department immediately at 585-798-5602.

This incident is being investigated by Medina police officers Richard Messmer and Jonathan McManus.

The Medina Police Department would like to thank all law enforcement and EMS agencies that responded, along with Orleans County Dispatch for their assistance, Draper said.