Both suspects arrested in stabbing incident off campus


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Both suspects in the stabbing incident on Fort Street are now in custody

Both suspects in a stabbing incident in Shippensburg are in custody as of Thursday, Nov. 8.

At approximately 12:26 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, police were called to a fight in the 300 block of East Fort Street.

The victim, Nicholas Fortenberry, of Shippensburg, later came to the police department with stab wounds on the back of his head and neck, according to Shippensburg police.

The first suspect, Paul Rivers, 21, of Shippensburg, was taken into custody Tuesday while the other remained at large until Thursday. Rivers is facing multiple charges including aggravated assault and robbery.

Johnathan Smalls, 18, the second suspect, was taken into custody Thursday.

Both suspects have a set bail of $100,000, according to Shippensburg police.


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