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Memorial Hospital emergency room on lockdown following nearby stabbings

Posted at 9:46 PM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 01:22:10-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: Memorial Hospital, no longer on lockdown following nearby stabbings, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.


The Memorial Hospital emergency room is on lockdown following a stabbing that happened across the street, the Bakersfield Police Department reports.

BPD says a stabbing occurred at 3405 Union Avenue at about 9:34 p.m., right across the street from the hospital.

Three patients are being treated for stab wounds at the hospital, according to BPD.

It is unclear if there is a suspect in custody or why the emergency room is on lockdown.

One victim has major injuries following the stabbing, according to BPD.

A female victim has minor to moderate injuries.

The third victim was transferred from Memorial Hospital to Kern Medical with moderate to major injuries.

Units are investigating whether a stabbing call at 9:20 p.m. in the 3900 block of Union Avenue is related to this incident.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.