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Man accused of stabbing doctor arrested

The suspect was arrested on attempted murder and menacing charges.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A man suspected of stabbing a primary care physician, causing serious injuries, is now in custody, according to the Lakewood Police Department.

Police released a photo and video of the suspect wanted in connection with the stabbing at a doctor's office on West Jefferson Avenue on May 6. The victim, a primary care physician at the office, was stabbed in the hallway shortly before 2 p.m.

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The doctor was stabbed in the abdomen and suffered serious injuries, police said. He has since been released from the hospital and is recovering.

The doctor told police that before stabbing him, the man said, “You wouldn’t treat me because I raped a girl."

Police identified the suspect as 28-year-old Ross Galloway McPherson. On Thursday, police tracked him to his apartment on West Mansfield Parkway and took him into custody without incident. He was arrested on attempted murder and menacing charges.

Police said the suspect "claimed severe delusions and hallucinations" during his interview with officers, and his mom said that he took medication for a mental disorder, and that she suspected he was off his medication. She said he did not have a firm diagnosis of the disorder.

The suspect's mom told police the victim was McPherson's doctor. McPherson told police he was a former patient of the doctor, but had not been to the office in months.  

> Warning: The video below shows the suspect and the moment leading up to the stabbing.

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