Stabbing – Updated: Sept 26 | City of Findlay, Ohio
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Stabbing – Updated: Sept 26

Type of Incident: Stabbing

Date & Time of Incident: September 24, 2017 @ 16:17 p.m.

Location of Incident: Planet Fitness parking lot, 1950 Tiffin Avenue

Brief Description: 

Officers were dispatched to Planet Fitness, 1950 Tiffin Avenue, for a report of a male who had been stabbed.  Two males, ages 32 and 41 both of Findlay were involved in a altercation in the parking lot.  One of the males was stabbed multiple times during the altercation and was transported to the Blanchard Valley Hospital emergency room where he is being treated for his injuries.  The second male transported himself to the Blanchard Valley Hospital emergency room for treatment.

An investigation is ongoing at this time.

UPDATE – September 26, 2017 @ 15:00: 

The Findlay Police Department has released the identities of the men involved in the fight and stabbing incident at Planet Fitness on Sunday.

  • Jason L. Turner, age 41 of Findlay, was stabbed during the incident and he is currently recovering at Blanchard Valley Hospital.
  • Michael L. Smith, age 32 of Findlay, was also treated at Blanchard Valley Hospital following the incident in the gym parking lot.

Both men are expected to make a full recovery.

Police continue to investigate the incident and what led up to it.  No arrests have been made.  Upon completion of the investigation, the case will be turned over to the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office and it may be heard by the Hancock County Grand Jury.  Anyone witnessing the incident is encouraged to call the Findlay Police Detective’s Division at 419-424-7164.

Current Status: Under Investigation

Contact Information:

Findlay Police Department
Lt. Robert Ring
318 Dorney Plaza
Findlay, Ohio  45840
419-424-7150

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