St. Albans Police investigate an early morning stabbing at the LaQuinta in St. Albans Tuesday morning.

ST. ALBANS: The victim of a stabbing showed up at the Emergency Department at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans just after 2 am this morning, according to police, who were called as part of a medical protocol at the hospital for such wounds.

Officers from the St. Albans Police Department were told by the 18-year-old’s girlfriend, who said she witnessed the incident, that a black male stabbed the victim outside the LaQuinta Hotel while the two sat in their vehicle.

The girlfriend drove the victim to the hospital, according to St. Albans Police Chief Gary Taylor.

Taylor said he was later transferred to the University of Vermont Medical Center where he was admitted into the intensive care unit with life-threatening injuries.

Taylor did not identify the victim of the stabbing, or the girlfriend who witnessed it, but the County Courier has confirmed that the victim in the stabbing is Tyler Bushey.

Police responded to the LaQuinta in an attempt to talk with the suspect, but workers could only give them a limited description of two black males who had rented a room not long before the stabbing, then began arguing before fleeing the area, traveling north on VT Rte. 104 from the hotel.

Taylor said he does not believe there is any immediate harm to the public, and that Bushey and the suspect likely knew each other.

If you have any information that could help police crack the stabbing that took place around 2:10 am, you are asked to call the St. Albans Police at 524-2166.