Provo Police looking for information after man found stabbed in Exchange Park

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PROVO, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police are asking for the public’s help in finding more information on a stabbing after a man was found with multiple stab wounds in a Provo park Sunday morning. 

Provo Police Lt. Brian Taylor said a witness called 911 at 2:25 a.m. who said they saw an attack on a man at Exchange Park located at 900 North 700 West. 

When police arrived, they found 39-year-old Michael Hanson laying in the park’s pavilion unconscious and bleeding from the head from several lacerations around his head, neck and face. 

Hanson was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, a current condition was not immediately available. 

Detectives have been on scene processing the area, canvassing the neighborhood and collecting evidence but so far they have come up empty handed. They are currently waiting on surveillance footage from from the park area. 

Hanson is known to police officers Taylor said. They have had a few run-ins with the man, who they believe is a recent transient to the area. 

Taylor said the witness was able to give them really good information but they are looking for more potential witnesses or anyone who might know what happened. 

Officer Robert Payne told Taylor it does not appear that robbery was a motive. 

Police are waiting for Hanson to stabilize before interviewing him to gather more information but are asking for anyone with any information to contact Provo Police Department at 801-852-7280. 

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