Bloodied man walks into hospital, says he killed boyfriend

2019-03-09 07:00
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Authorities say a man covered in blood walked into a Pennsylvania hospital and told staffers he had just fatally stabbed his boyfriend.

Manheim Township police say 30-year-old Matthew Van Zandt is charged with homicide in the death of 31-year-old Ian Shannon, whose body was found on Wednesday in a Lancaster home.

Authorities say Van Zandt walked into an Allentown hospital early on Wednesday and told an emergency room nurse about the slaying. They say he also told a hospital security guard that the knife he used was in his backpack.

Authorities had gone to the Lancaster home shortly before 01:00 on Wednesday for a reported domestic dispute but got no response at the residence. They returned more than two hours later after learning of Van Zandt's statements.

It wasn't known on Friday if Van Zandt has retained an attorney.

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