Update: Hard Rock stabbing suspect identified

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On 10 November 2017 at approximately 3:33 pm Biloxi Police Officers responded the valet area of the Hard Rock Casino, located at 777 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, MS, for a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived they received information that the victim had been stabbed by an unknown suspect who fled the scene on foot according to witnesses.

The victim, a W/M in his 30’s, has been taken to a local hospital and is being treated with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

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During the course of the investigation Hallis Wayne Russ Jr. was identified as the suspect in the Aggravated Assault. A warrant was obtained for his arrest. At this time his whereabouts is unknown. He should considered armed and dangerous. Russ is a W/M, 29 years of age with a “buzzed hair cut” approximately 5’10”. He was last seen running from the area after the assault wearing a blue button down shirt. If seen please contact the Biloxi Police Department..
Anyone who has information regarding this incident or any other incident is asked to contact the Biloxi Police Department at (228) 392-0641, the Biloxi Criminal Investigations Division at (228) 435-6112, the Biloxi Criminal Intelligence Unit at ciu@biloxi.ms.us, or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at (877) 787-5898 – online at mscoastcrimestoppers.com

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