TEWKSBURY, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities ended their search for a suspect in connection with a stabbing at a state hospital in Tewksbury with an arrest.

Tewksbury Police confirmed that Brian Kobs was taken into custody Friday morning.

Officers responding to a reported assault at Tewksbury State Hospital around 7 p.m. on Thursday found a person who had been stabbed during an altercation between parties who are known to each other.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

The Tewksbury Police Department Drone Unit, Massachusetts State Police Air Wing and multiple K-9 units searched the area, but had not located Kobs.

Police do not believe this is a random incident. Tewksbury Police detectives continue to conduct an active and ongoing investigation into this matter.

Anyone with information on Kobs’s whereabouts is asked to call Tewksbury Police at 978-851-7373. Those who wish to send anonymous tips can do so by visiting: https://tewksburypolice.com/anonymous-tips/.

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