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January 13, 2016

Suspect in Lansdale stabbing pretended to be twin brother, police say

A man is in custody after he allegedly stabbed a 16-year-old boy Sunday afternoon in Lansdale and then identified himself to officers as his twin brother, 6ABC reports.

Police say that Lance Greenwood, 33, was play fighting with the teen victim at a home in the unit block of East Main Street in Lansdale. He then left the room, came back with a knife and stabbed the victim once in the chest.

The victim was transported to Abington Memorial Hospital in serious but stable condition.

Arriving officers requested identification from everyone in the house, including Greenwood, who police say gave them the driver's license of his identical twin brother.

When investigators later identified Greenwood as the stabbing suspect, a warrant was released for his twin brother's arrest based on the information they were provided. However on Monday night, Greenwood's twin brother escorted him to Lansdale Police, where he confessed to providing the false ID.

The photo above is of Greenwood. Below is a photo of his twin brother, Leonard, who was originally believed to be the suspect.

Greenwood is awaiting arraignment on charges that include simple and aggravated assault and providing false identification.

Read more from 6ABC here.