UPDATE: 03/25/2019, 1:37 p.m. — Police located and recovered the victim’s vehicle and have taken a suspect into custody. The vehicle was spotted by a patrol officer at 23rd street and Cottage Ave. Charges have not been released.

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INDEPENDENCE, MO – Police in Independence responded to reports of a stabbing and carjacking Monday afternoon.

According to a news release, a volunteer with the city’s Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department was assaulted at a historic site with a bladed weapon in a parking lot. The victim of the stabbing was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. Police are asking for public assistance with the investigation, including with identification of the suspect.

The vehicle is a White 2016 Honda HR-V with Missouri license plate HA0W7Z.

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