Details were slim as Allentown police dealt with a “fluid situation.”
There was a fatal stabbing early Saturday morning in the 400 block of East Cumberland Street in Allentown, authorities say.
Lake called it a “fluid situation” and said he couldn’t immediately supply further information. He said he would try to release more information in an hour.
Grim later said it was a fatal stabbing and there was one victim. He said it was a homicide and an autopsy would be planned for Monday. The man’s identity will be withheld until his family has been notified, Grim said.
The incident began about 5 a.m. Emergency dispatches said the person was stabbed in the chest, back and neck.
An attached home at 435 E. Cumberland was isolated by police tape.
An emergency radio dispatch about 8 a.m. said police were requesting Hector Luis Arroyo Rivera, 22, be stopped and held. He is 5 feet 4 inches tall, has brown eyes and black hair and was wearing a dark shirt, the dispatch said. He was driving a 2009 white four-door Acura with a license plate of JZA5053, the dispatch said. The dispatch tied Rivera to 435 W. Cumberland.
Lake wasn’t immediately available to confirm that information.
Freelance photographer Mike Nester contributed to this report.