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Suspect In Stabbing Arrested After 4-Hour Standoff In Ashland

Posted at 9:56 AM, Feb 09, 2019

ASHLAND, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Ashland responding early Saturday to a report of a stabbing became involved in a four-hour standoff.

Authorities said the stabbing occurred during an argument between neighbors.

Once police arrived at the scene, the suspect barricaded himself in an apartment.

Four hours later, officers entered the apartment and arrested 57-year-old William Jay Cooper.

Cooper was charged with first-degree assault and first-degree burglary.

Officials said the victim was taken to an area hospital.