Mercy Springfield Surgery Center closed Friday after female employee stabbed; suspect in custody

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UPDATE 3:10 p.m.: Sonya Kullmann with Mercy says the female victim is now in serious condition.

UPDATE 12 p.m.: Springfield Police say the stabbing suspect is in custody.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- The Mercy Surgery Center is closed after a stabbing incident Friday morning.

Mercy spokesperson Sonya Kullmann says tells Ozarksfirst the Surgery Center will be closed all day. The hospital is no longer monitoring entrances since the suspect was located.

Springfield Police Lt. Steve Schwind says that at 7:15 a.m. Friday a woman was stabbed and taken to the emergency room with non-life-threatening injuries. Lt. Schwind says the incident stemmed from a domestic situation.

Schwind says the woman who was stabbed works at Mercy.

Mercy says it will be contacting patients, “who are scheduled to be in the building today to reschedule or send to another location.”

This is a developing story.

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