Police: Nurse practitioner attacked with knife at Millington mental health clinic

Police in search of man suspected in stabbing of nurse practitioner

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (WMC) - A nurse practitioner was stabbed at a mental health clinic in Millington.

The attack happened steps away from the front door to the mental health facility off Navy Road where the woman works as a nurse practitioner.

Police said the woman was stabbed multiple times as she got out of her vehicle on Monday around 8 a.m.

Millington Police Chief Mark Dunbar said the woman has serious injuries but is stable at the hospital.

“Since I have been here 451 days we have not had an incident at that facility even remotely like that. Time to time we have problems with people but nothing to this degree,” said Dunbar.

With help from witnesses who saw the attack, Millington police are now looking for a man about 5 feet 10 and 190 pounds who was wearing a green hoodie and driving a white Ford Taurus with black tinted windows. Police believe the suspect is around 30 years of age.

“I have been here 451 days we have not had an incident at that facility even remotely like that. Time to time we have problems with people but nothing to this degree,” said Dunbar.

On the Professional Care Services website it shows Millington is one of six locations in West Tennessee.

The agency helps fill the mental health needs of their community through assessment, intervention, treatment, rehabilitation and support.

“We do not comment on open investigations, therefore we have no comment at this time. We are cooperating and working with the Millington Police Department and Law Enforcement. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the staff member and her family,” said Jimmie Jackson, CEO of Professional Care Services of West TN, Inc.

It’s unclear to investigators right now if the suspect was a patient at the mental health facility, but they believe it’s possible he may battle mental health issues.

If you know anything about this crime, call Millington police at 901-873-5621 or 901-873-5622, or call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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