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City parks volunteer stabbed, carjacked in Independence; suspect arrested

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A parks volunteer in Independence was stabbed in a carjacking and a suspect has been arrested, according to Independence police.

The stabbing was reported shortly after 5:45 p.m. Monday at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate, a historic site located at 313 W. Pacific Ave.

A city of Independence parks volunteer was attacked with an edged weapon and carjacked in the parking lot, Independence police posted on Facebook.

The victim was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

About 9 p.m., Independence officers spotted the victim’s vehicle at 23rd Street and Cottage Avenue, and a suspect was taken into custody, police said.

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Katie Moore covers crime and justice issues for The Star. She is a University of Kansas graduate and was previously a reporter in her hometown of Topeka, Kansas.
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