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Wilmington Police: Man stabbed in back while walking home

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are investigating after they say a man was stabbed in the back twice during an attempted robbery while he was walking home Friday night.

Wilmington Police say they discovered the stabbing victim at New Hanover Regional Medical Center soon after the crime happened. They say the man told them he was walking home in the 1500 block of S. 12th Street when two men approached him from behind.

Officers say the duo demanded cash from the man, but he told them no, thinking it was a joke. That’s when police say the man felt something hit his lower back. They say the man started swinging at the duo until they ran away.

Police say the victim had two puncture wounds to his lower back, but is expected to be OK. They say the man was not able to provide a description of the men because it was too dark.


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