DODGE CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - The Dodge City school district says a student was stabbed in the hand outside the high school in what could have been a road rage incident. 

It happened in the high school parking lot at around 8 a.m., before school started, on Thursday. A USD 443 spokesperson said the student was stabbed in the hand and needed stitches. 

The Dodge City Police Department said that just prior to the stabbing, the victim parked his car in the parking lot and the suspect approached. 

"An altercation ensued leaving the student with a stab wound to the hand," the department said. "The suspect left school grounds in his vehicle."

Officers tracked the suspect to a home in the 2200 block of Hart Avenue. The 27-year-old man initially refused to come to the door. 

"He later came to the door after his father arrived and was subsequently arrested for aggravated battery without further incident," police said.

Police previously reported the suspect was 33 years old. 

The school spokesperson said the area is often congested with traffic and that police are considering that the incident could be related to road rage. Police were reviewing security videos from the school and parking lot.