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Police seek suspect in Falls Twp. School Stabbing

ByJoshua Diaz-Bend

Mar 22, 2021

(Source: LevittownNow)


Zachary Santana
Credit: Falls Township Police

March 24th, 2021 – The 17-year-old victim is in stable condition at St. Mary’s Hospital thanks to the victim’s father reaching out to us on Sunday March 21st.

We will use initials to describe victim and father. CB (father) and MB (son)

MB has two punctured lungs, a fractured rib, and multiple stab wounds in the torso and arms. CB stated he is a star basketball player at the school he attends, no criminal record and is possibly eligible for a sport’s scholarship. CB is to remain in St. Mary’s while his lungs can be monitored for any massive fluid buildup or blood clots which could be fatal.

FALLS TOWNSHIP, PA – 21-year-old man was being sought as of Sunday night for the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in Falls Township’s Levittown section the previous evening.

The alleged attack happened around 5:45 p.m. Saturday. Officers were called to Manor Elementary School on Penn Valley Road for a report of a stabbing.

“Upon their arrival, officers located a 17-year-old male victim on Timothy Lane, which is located in the Thornridge section of Falls Township. The victim had sustained injuries as a result of multiple stab wounds,” Police Chief Nelson Whitney said.

The 17-year-old boy was rushed to St. Mary Medical Center by the Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad. Nelson said the boy underwent surgery and was listed in serious condition Sunday evening.

Credit: Submitted to LevittownNow

An investigation led to police identifying Zachary Santana, of Philadelphia, as being the “primary” suspect, Whitney said.

Court records show an arrest warrant on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, and possession of an instrument of crime was filed Sunday.

Police said Santana, who is known to go by the name Zachary Blanco, should be considered “armed and dangerous.”

Anyone with information on Santana’s whereabouts has been asked to call 9-1-1. Those with details on the stabbing have been asked to contact Detective Dennis O’Connell at 215-949-9100 ext. 416 or D.OConnell@fallstwp.com.

Joshua Diaz-Bend

Joshua M. Diaz-Bend is the main author for Awakening The Globe. Started in Jan. 2014 and re-opened this year, we strive for impartiality in the news. Joshua is a Jewish-American freelance writer and outspoken critic to the Israeli government. He chooses not to call himself "anti-Zionist" or "anti-Semitic/self-hating Jew", and states, "I will criticize the Israeli government because the anti-Zionist label makes people assume I am against Israel's right to exist and I have never aligned myself with the destruction of the Jewish State of Israel that my people have yearned for, for a very long time." Joshua is also a freelance graphics and web site designer when he is not working on Awakening The Globe.