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One Person in Critical Condition Following Stabbing in Merit

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One person was reported to have been critically injured early Wednesday morning in a stabbing incident in Northwest Hunt County.Deputies with the Hunt County Sheriff’s office were dispatched to the intersection of FM 36 and Hunt County Road 1125 in the Merit area at around 1:30 AM Wednesday on a call of an unidentified female wearing all black lying in a ditch.

Upon arrival deputies discovered that the female had been stabbed and a silver-handled knife was protruding from the right side of her abdomen. Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said that the victim was identified as Katie Marie Izzo.

No address is immediately available for Izzo, who was transported in critical condition by air ambulance to Medical City Hospital in Plano.