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Harrisburg police seek suspect in early morning stabbing

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Police are searching for 30-year-old Christopher Battle who is suspected of stabbing an acquaintance of his ex-girlfriend. They are also looking for the ex-girlfriend who may have been injured as well.

At around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Harrisburg officers were dispatched to the area of 17th Street and Sumner Road in the Hall Manor section of the city on a report that a man had been stabbed.

Police located the 31-year-old victim at a nearby intersection. He was bleeding profusely from stab wounds to his arm and chest. He was taken to the Hershey Medical Center for treatment.

During the course of the police investigation, authorities determined that the victim attended a local bar with a woman named Juaneka Alexander.

According to police, Alexander recently ended a relationship with Christopher Battle, the suspect in the stabbing incident.

When Alexander left the bar with the victim, they were confronted by Battle who then punched her.

Alexander and the victim went back to her apartment, where Battle arrived soon after and beat on the door.

Battle demanded to be let in, but when they didn't open the door for him, he entered through a window. He then confronted the victim with a knife and threatened to kill him.

Investigators say Battle stabbed the victim six times, but the victim was able to escape. He then called for police.

Battle went after Alexander, but the victim told police he wasn't sure if she was harmed.

The arrival of police and medical personnel at the scene gathered a large crowd, including relatives of Alexander. One relative told officers that she had spoken with Alexander at a nearby apartment.

Alexander was said to be injured with a stab wound to the hand and back, but she was afraid and would not talk to police. Officers went to the apartment, but Alexander was not there.

Battle is being charged with attempted homicide and aggravated assault. He is currently being sought by police. Alexander's whereabouts are also unknown.

Anyone with information about this case may contact police at 717-255-3114.

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