Condemned hotel becomes site of stabbing

Condemned hotel site of Thursday stabbing
Condemned hotel site of Thursday stabbing
Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 5:07 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson police and emergency medical personnel responded Thursday afternoon to a stabbing inside an abandoned hotel on the I-55 Frontage Road.

Police say the subject was uncooperative, refused medical help, and did not want to press charges against his attacker. He was one of several people seen occupying the former Olive Tree Hotel.

In May, the property had been ordered vacated by the city fire marshal for safety violations, including a defective fire alarm panel and inoperable elevator. Those violations reportedly went unaddressed.

A Hinds County Judge and the City of Jackson concurred with the decision in July to have the building vacated.

WLBT was not able to reach a city spokesperson regarding the recent incident.

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