Police seek suspect in stabbing

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Local authorities are investigating a stabbing that allegedly happened to a man warming up to play basketball.

Officials said the incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday on the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue when a group of young men were getting ready to play basketball. A 22-year-old man reportedly was stabbed and taken to Nash General Hospital. The victim later was transferred to Vidant Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov. Text a tip to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and type up to 155 characters about the information.