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READING: The Reading Police Department is releasing the following information relating to the Stabbing Investigation that occurred on 15 May 2022.

On 15 May 2022 at approx. 730 am, officers responded to the area of 1000 block of Locust St for the report of shots fired and a possible stabbing.

Investigators found the suspect , later identified as Marley Serra-Seeley (34 y/o), last known address Reading had forced his way inside a residence in the block , threatening the residents with a gun. During the inci dent, Serra-Seeley and a resident got into a physical fight that resulted in shots being fired inside the home and Serra -Seeley getting stabbed in the neck. Serra-Seeley fled the scene and was taken into custody a short time later with the assistance of Muhlenberg PD and transported to Reading Hospital for treatment of his injury.

Serra-Seeley is charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person , along with Firearms Related charges.

An additional resident of the location was transported to Reading Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during the incident.

Serra-Seeley is currently in custody, awaiting arraignment. Everyone injured is expected to survive.