On June 25, 2022 at 10:37pm, the East Lansdowne Police Department responded to the Exxon gas station located at 1001 Baltimore Ave for a report of a stabbing that had just occurred. Upon arrival Officer Joseph McCreary discovered an adult male victim with a stab wound to his back.The victim was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for treatment.
Investigation revealed that the attack was caught on video surveillance cameras and the offender was identified as William Thomas Smith Jr. of the Unit Block of Ardmore Avenue, Lansdowne, Pa. There appears to be no known connection between the offender and the victim. A felony arrest warrant was secured for Mr. Smith's arrest.
We are happy to report that the victim is recovering and in good spirits.
On June 28, 2022 at 7:45pm, Officer Kevin Myers took the offender into custody without incident. Mr. Smith will be arraigned on felony assault charges.