NEWS RELEASE FROM LAWRENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Just after 2:00 p.m., officers from the Lawrence Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of W. 25th Street in reference to an unknown emergency. Upon their arrival, they discovered two victims who had sustained injuries consistent with a sharp object. 

One male victim was transported via helicopter to an area hospital with life-threating injuries and remains in critical condition. A female victim was treated at the scene. 

A 31-year-old black male was arrested on charges of battery, aggravated battery, criminal damage to property and interference with a law enforcement officer. 

At this time, investigators continue to process the scene, and the circumstances surrounding this incident are unknown. 

We will provide more information as it becomes available.