One person has died after being stabbed early this morning, Jan. 1, in Utica.

At 1:10 a.m., the Seward County Communications Center received a 911 call that a stabbing had occurred at 745 Indiana St. in Utica, where a 39-year-old man had been stabbed in the upper back.

Deputies arrived on scene and immediately apprehended Donald K. Polcyn Jr., 27, of Utica.

Before deputies arrived, Utica Fire and Rescue transported the victim to Seward Memorial Hospital where the victim was later pronounced dead as a result of the stabbing.

Polcyn Jr. was arrested and booked into the Seward County Detention Center on murder in the second degree and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.

An investigation is being handled by the Seward County Sheriff’s Office and is still ongoing. The name of the victim has not been released, pending notification of the next of kin.

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