Police: Suspect stabs man in chest while walking down Wilmington street

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Police are searching for a suspect they say stabbed a Wilmington man in the chest when he was walking down the street yesterday afternoon.

Wilmington Police say officers first found out about the crime around 1:30 p.m. when the victim, Anthony Smith, 23, showed up at New Hanover Regional Medical Center with a stab wound to his chest area.

Officers say Smith was walking down Red Cross Street when another man approached and confronted him. That's when police say the man swung at Smith with a knife, stabbing him in the chest. Smith was then taken to the hospital.

The suspect is described as a black male, between 5'6" and 5'8" tall, with a buzzed haircut. Police say the man was wearing dark pants and had a black shirt wrapped around his head at the time of the crime. There is no word yet on Smith's condition.

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thats why being armed with a gun is a great idea....

Thank God it's localized for the most part to two areas of town near castle st and of course red cross and the creek wood area. The good news is that these thugs are killing each other for the most part. Where's the NAACP's outrage??????

You say burden, i say it's the duty of Americans to take care of fellow citizens. Careful what you say, this is a message to all who read and report their opinions on any news site, words hurt regardless of anonymity.

Well, I was just walking down the street and some dude stabbed me.

I'll bet he didn't have a clue as to who or why. Just another innocent bystander. I hope he had his insurance card with him when he got to the hospital or this will be another burden to the taxpayer.

Same people, same result.

no such thing as a random death or a random attack.
Calm yourself.