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Man Fatally Stabbed In Hopkins Hospital Room, Police Unsure If It Was Self-Inflicted

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- A man has been stabbed to death inside a Johns Hopkins Hospital room, but police are unsure if the wound was self-inflicted or if he was murdered.

Investigators were called to the scene around 2:30 p.m. after staff members heard a disturbance in the room. They entered and found a man who had been stabbed in the upper body. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Investigators say the victim was at the hospital with his juvenile son, who was undergoing a medical procedure, and his son's mother.

Homicide detectives are still investigating the incident, which they believe is domestic related.

Johns Hopkins Hospital spokeswoman Kim Hoppe has released the following statement:

"Baltimore City Police are investigating the death of a visitor that occurred in a patient room today. This was an isolated incident and at no time were patients, staff or other visitors in danger. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased. Since this is a police investigation, we must defer all inquiries to them."

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