Hazleton Police Investigate Stabbing

HAZLETON -- Three men are recovering Thursday morning after being stabbed during a fight in Hazleton.

Police said they responded to a large fight at Carson and East 4th streets around 12:30 a.m.

Officers said one of the men slashed needed to be flown to the hospital. He is listed in stable condition.

People in a Hazleton neighborhood are waking up to the news of violence in their neighborhood. One man takes no chances these days as he walks his dog, he carries a large stick and mace. It's to protect his dog and himself.

"I walk the streets but I walk with this," said neighbor Don Sandrock showing his large wooden stick. "Between animals attacking you and the killings, the violence is terrible!"

Anyone with information on the attacks is asked to call Hazleton police (570) 459-4940.


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