Police arrest stabbing suspect in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Chad Bard

UPDATE: Police have arrested a man wanted in a stabbing in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Police announced around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday that Chad Bard was taken into custody. Bard faces charges of first degree assault with a knife and criminal action by use of a knife in a stabbing that happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO – Police in Cape Girardeau say an arrest warrant has been issued for a man investigators believe is responsible for a stabbing  that happened Tuesday afternoon.

Police say officers were dispatched around 4 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Johnson Street. When they arrived, officers say they learned the victim had been taken to a local hospital because they’d been stabbed in the chest and needed emergency treatment.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department says it has an arrest warrant for 34-year-old Chad Bard of Good Hope Street in Cape Girardeau. He faces charges of first degree assault with a knife and criminal action by use of a knife. Bond is set at $100,000 cash only. Officers say Bard may be armed and “capable of instant violence.”

Officers say if you see Bard, do not approach him. Instead, call your local law enforcement agency or dial 911.


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