Cops: 2 juveniles responsible for Upper Providence stabbing

UPPER PROVIDENCE — Police are still investigating the stabbing of an Upper Providence juvenile Thursday night.

At this point in the investigation, Upper Providence Police believe two other juvenile males are responsible for the attack, according to a press release Tuesday.

Police could not release the identities of any of those involved due to their age, but sources said the victim and at least one of the alleged assailants attended Spring-Ford Area High School.

Spring-Ford Schools Superintendent David Goodin and high school Principal Patrick Nugent both said they hadn’t had any information shared with them about the stabbing, but police reportedly spoke with Spring-Ford’s school police officers regarding the incident.


Around 8:20 p.m. Thursday, “police were called to an urgent care medical facility in Limerick Township for a report of a stabbing victim on location,” the press release said.

“Police learned the stabbing had occurred in Upper Providence Township,” the release continued.

Upper Providence Police could be seen at Roboda Village Thursday night until about 10:30 p.m.

Detective Patrick Haines said they eventually recovered a knife that was allegedly used in the attack.

Two of the juveniles, one of the alleged attackers and the victim, were treated for injuries from the incident Thursday and have since been released.

“Police believe that this incident was isolated between parties who knew one another and there is no current threat to the public,” the police release said.

What exactly led to the stabbing remains unclear and under investigation.

In regard to the two juveniles who allegedly committed the stabbing, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and juvenile court authorities are continuing to do “consultation and follow-up,” police said.

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