City man slashed by unknown assailant
A Hagerstown man who was slashed repeatedly across his torso was in serious condition at Washington County Hospital Tuesday evening, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Robert Howard Strothers III, was rushed into surgery at Washington County Hospital minutes after he was discovered staggering along the sidewalk in front of Duke's Tavern on East Franklin St. at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday.
"I saw him walking on the street ... the first thing I noticed was that his white pants were turning red," said Sgt. George Knight, who was on patrol.
Knight called 911 and began administering emergency aid to Strothers, 47, of the 200 block of North Jonathan Street, until Community Rescue Service personnel arrived.