LANCASTER, Ohio (WCMH) — Lancaster police arrested a man early Thursday morning who is accused of stabbing a woman, likely with something similar to a sword, according to a Lancaster police Facebook post.
43-year-old Bryan Rooker is facing a felonious assault charge, according to Fairfield County Court of Common Pleas records.
Officers responded around 3:50 a.m. to a report of a stabbing in the 1200 block of East Chestnut Street. They found a woman there with several stab wounds to her legs, which they treated — including with a tourniquet, according to the department.
Emergency crews took the woman to Fairfield Medical Center, where she was treated for injuries. Staff determined her wounds weren’t life-threatening.
Several witnesses, including Rooker, were at the scene of the stabbing. Detectives later arrived and took him into custody, where they also found a “sword-like weapon” they believe was used in the attack.