Police in Elkins Searching for Suspect in Reported Stabbing

ELKINS, W.Va. — Authorities in Randolph County are searching for a suspect accused of stabbing a man with his own samurai sword.

The incident took place at approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday night at the victim’s home along First Street in Elkins.

Michael Haderman, Sr., 50, opened his front door to see who had been knocking. It was then the suspect –a man in his mid 20s to late 30s, dressed in a black hoodie, blue jeans and a gray ski mask over his face– allegedly began attacking with a wrench.

Haderman retreated back into his home and grabbed a samurai sword to defend himself, but the suspect wrestled it away and then reportedly stabbed Haderman in the arm, hitting an artery.

The suspect then fled the scene and the victim was transported for medical treatment to Morgantown, where his condition is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Elkins Police Department at 304-636-0678.