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Authorities investigate stabbing at Carthage plant

Updated December 14, 2012 at 4:45 PM CST:  Authorities are investigating a stabbing at the Butterball plant on Main Street in Carthage on Wednesday.

Carthage police say security guard Brandon Goodwin told investigators he was at the plant patrolling the area when two suspects jumped out from behind a large trash dumpster and one of them stabbed him.

Both suspects ran north to a wooded area along Spring River.  Authorities conducted an extensive search but couldn't find the suspects.

Goodwin was taken to a Joplin hospital and was released later that night.

Posted December 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM CST:  Authorities investigate a stabbing outside the Carthage Butterball plant.

A security worker is stabbed outside the doors of a turkey processing plant.  It happened on Wednesday just after 6 p.m.

Carthage police say the 31-year-old security guard was on patrol outside of Butterball when he was approached by two men, one of whom stabbed in the stomach.  Both men then fled on foot.

The guard was treated at a local hospital and released.

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