Lockdowns lifted at four area schools as detectives investigate stabbing on Cathay Road

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UPDATE: 11:45 a.m. Friday

Lockdowns have been lifted at four local schools that were under a shelter in place status due to a stabbing in the area Friday morning.

Anderson Elementary School, Bellamy Elementary School, Murray Middle School and Ashley High School are operating normally, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jerry Brewer.

Detectives are investigating the stabbing that prompted the lockdowns–reported at 8:45 a.m. in the 300 block of Cathay Road, Brewer said. One man was taken to the hospital to be treated for a wound to his hand.

Detectives are searching for a bald, white male who weighs about 230 pounds. The investigation is ongoing.

Check back for more on this developing story. 


A stabbing on Cathay Road in Wilmington has prompted officials to lock down three New Hanover County schools in the area.

According to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer, deputies responded to the stabbing in the 300 block of Cathay Road at about 8:45 a.m. Friday.

Anderson Elementary School, Ashley High School and Murray Middle School are under a shelter in place order, Brewer said.

Check back for more details on this developing story.