Man stabbed after fight near St. George Temple

ST. GEORGE – St. George Police responded to a report of a physical fight in progress around 1:36 p.m. Monday about a block away from the St. George LDS Temple. When Police arrived they found one man had fled the scene after stabbing another man in the face just below the eye.

St. George Police, and Gold Cross Ambulance respond to a report of a stabbing. 250 E 400 S St. George, Utah. Aug 8, 2014 | Photo by T.S Romney St. George News
St. George Police, and Gold Cross Ambulance respond to a report of a stabbing. 250 E 400 S St. George, Utah. Aug 8, 2014 | Photo by T.S Romney St. George News

“There were two men fighting around the area of 300 East 400 South,” Sgt. Sam Despain of the St. George City Police Department said. “During this argument, one of the men produced a small pocket knife, stabbing the other man under the left eye.”

Gold Cross Ambulance was called to the scene and transported the injured man to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George with non-life threatening injuries, Despain said.

Before officers could arrive, the other man fled the scene and was last seen in the area of the Temple’s Visitor Center. However, officers said they have obtained his information.

“Our officers are currently in the process of tracking that man down,” Despain said. “No one in the public is believed to be in any danger, as this was an argument between these two men.”

This report is based on preliminary information and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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  • Worthy August 4, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Was it a temple worthy stabbing? Was the stabber or the one stabbed temple worthy? We gotta know these kind of things!

    • not happy August 5, 2014 at 12:58 am

      that comment was uncalled for, you must not be mormon

  • Mark August 4, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    No ! Not near the Temple, it can’t be, it is sacred!

    • not happy August 5, 2014 at 12:58 am

      your comment was uncalled for, we don’t make fun of your religion or bash the way you worship

  • It's About Time August 4, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    With all these stabbings, I think it’s time to pass a “knife / sharp object” control law! This has to be stopped!

  • bob August 4, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    A stabbin’ right next to THE LARD’S HOUSE?! Say it aint so!

    • not happy August 5, 2014 at 12:59 am

      your comment was uncalled for please respect my religon

  • lp August 4, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Two stabbings in one day? I will use my least favorite new word and say that is cray cray.

  • not happy August 5, 2014 at 12:57 am

    you people that are talking about the temple that way, that is sick, grow up some of you idiiots

    • My Evil Twin August 5, 2014 at 8:53 am

      OK, so you are not Happy. That has been pretty well established. So which one are you? Perhaps Grumpy? How about Dopey? Yes, Dopey. That sounds about right. . .

    • Anon August 5, 2014 at 11:10 am

      The reason they keep egging you on is because you keep giving them a reaction

  • anonymous August 5, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Noooo……say it ain’t sooooo…….not near the bloody temple. This can’t be happening in the supposedly peacefully perfect land of Mormonville. Looks like we mormans just have the same problems as the rest of the world but we just try to suppress that these problems actually happen

  • take it easy August 5, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I think many people are saying these things because of the way they may have been treated by “the temple worthy” people. Hate towards others only breeds hate right back at ya.

    • JoJo August 5, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      Even the temple worthy are backstabbers

  • bob August 5, 2014 at 9:29 am

    How can this happen in Mayberry?

  • x August 5, 2014 at 11:50 am

    You people do realize this has nothing to do with the Mormons and that they’re just using the Mormon temple as a geographical reference point, right? I wonder if you’d get all the asinine comments if it happened in or around the Lutheran or Catholic churches. Or maybe DSU science building for all you godless liberal folk?

    • the kool aid is poisonous August 5, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Science? Godless? Is that what they put in your head? Ignorance is bliss.

    • Incognegro (Josh Dalton) August 5, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      What do you mean “you people?”

    • bob August 5, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Sounds like someone could use a crying towel…

    • Not a Bishops Wife. August 5, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      I’d rather be lumped in with the “godless liberal folk” crowd then the wannabe Nazi cult crowd the Mormons aspire to be. Just sayin’. If the crime did happen at DSU the asinine comments you speak of would be coming from the Nazi cult crowd (Mormons). Then again maybe they wouldn’t because “godless liberal folk” don’t use “religion” or their stance in a “church” as a excuse to commit crimes of all natures. 🙂

      • Not a Bishops Wife. August 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm

        Nor have I ever heard one use their position as an educator or scholar as an excuse to commit crimes. I have heard various Mormons use their position in the church though, John Swallow comes to mind there.

    • Mrs.Dalton August 5, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      What do YOU mean “You People”

  • JoJo August 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Some of the worst back stabbers I’ve ever met were mormons.

    • Incognegro (Josh Dalton) August 5, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      I ditto that feedback!

  • Dana August 5, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Major fail of magic undies. Sad.

  • lilbit August 6, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Look my husband was the man that was stabbed in the face. the knife broke 3 bones in his face he will have to have plastic surgery just to be able to see out of his eye sad to say it was all just a misunderstanding

    • My Evil Twin August 6, 2014 at 8:41 am

      A misunderstanding? Isn’t that sort of like saying it was “an accident?” There is something wrong, somewhere, when “a misunderstanding” leads to an attempted homicide.

    • bob August 6, 2014 at 11:19 am

      LOL! Must have been one hell of a misunderstanding. Looks like attempted murder…

  • Zonkerb October 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Sounds like your husband is a drug dealer and a drug deal gone bad…or your husband is a Jehovah Witness and got a dose of mormonism…. But as far as a misunderstanding goes LMAO HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. a misunderstanding.? You mean it was spice and not dope

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