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Knifing Under Investigation

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RUSH TOWNSHIP — Police have issued a warning for drivers in Schuylkill County to watch out for a hitchhiker with a knife.

Police tell Newswatch 16 a driver told them that he picked up a hitchhiker along Route 309 in Rush Township, near Tamaqua, around 8 p.m. Sunday, and sometime during the trip, the hitchhiker stabbed the man in the neck and ran from the car.

Police believe the victim will recover.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call the Rush Township police department at 570-668-4242.

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