Fight between men visiting patient leads to stabbing inside hospital

Suspect cut man visiting his ex-girlfriend, police say

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are looking for a man who they say was responsible for a stabbing inside a hospital room.

They say he and another man were inside a fifth-floor room at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital when they got into a fight.

Both men were visiting with a woman who was a patient at the hospital. The suspect said the woman is his ex-girlfriend, police said.

Police say the suspect stabbed the other man multiple times, then ran off.

The victim had to be rushed to the trauma center at nearby University Hospital for treatment. 

The woman also went in the ambulance with him, police said.

At the scene of the stabbing, officers followed a trail of blood inside the hospital which led to a back door.  

They believe it came from the suspect who may have cut himself during the stabbing.

He's described as being in his 30s, 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing about 250 lbs. with visible tattoos on his face.

Police say the hospital did not go into lockdown after the stabbing because the suspect made such a quick getaway.

Officers did locate a car in the parking lot which they believe carried the suspect to the hospital.

They also detained and questioned several people inside that car.

However, police said they did not believe those people had any involvement with the stabbing.

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