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Update: Lancaster County man charged with attempted murder in custody

Kyle Smith, 19, is accused of stabbing a 56-year-old male victim several times with a sharp object during an altercation on Nov. 27 in East Hempfield Township
Credit: East Hempfield Township Police
Kyle Smith

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — UPDATE (Dec. 2): Kyle Smith was taken into custody yesterday afternoon after a pursuit on foot, police said.

Smith was found on the 200 block of Main Street in Mountville.

Court documents show Smith is also facing multiple charges for burglary dated in May of this year.

PREVIOUS: Police in Lancaster County have issued an arrest warrant for a 19-year-old man accused of stabbing another man several times during an altercation last Friday in East Hempfield Township.

Kyle Smith is charged with attempted homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, and possessing the instruments of crime, according to East Hempfield Township Police.

He is accused of stabbing a 56-year-old man outside the victim's home on Park Circle Drive, police say. The incident was reported last Friday at about 10:57 p.m., according to police.

The victim reported that Smith, a long-time acquaintance of the victim, stabbed him several times with a sharp metal object and threatened to shoot him, police say. The victim eventually escaped and retreated to his home before seeking medical attention for his injuries at an area hospital, according to police.

Smith remains at large, and his whereabouts are unknown, police say. Given the nature of the alleged offenses, police say he should not be approached. Anyone who sees Smith is asked to immediately call 911.

Non-emergency information on Smith should be reported to the East Hempfield Township Police Department at (717) 898-3103.