TRIPwire, 23 May 2023
On 21 May 2023, at approximately 2330 hours local time, Lawrence Police Department (LPD) officers responded to a residence on Rhode Island Street for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, LPD officers discovered a woman with multiple stab wounds and learned that the suspect had emplaced IEDs in the home. The Leavenworth Bomb Squad responded to assist and discovered several IEDs, described as consistent with large-scale commercial pyrotechnics, before removing them from the scene. No further device details were provided. On 22 May, the 38-year-old male suspect turned himself in. The investigation is ongoing.