Man wounded in stabbing incident

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A 27-year-old man was slightly wounded last weekend when stabbed on a Cape Girardeau street. The victim was walking east on Themis Street near Frederick Street around 1 a.m. Saturday when a man approached and asked for change for a $20 bill, according to police spokesman Jason Selzer. When the victim said he had no change and walked away, the man ran up with a small knife in his hand. Grabbing the hand with the knife, described as similar to a fingernail filer, the victim pushed the attacker away, Selzer said. Later the victim's girlfriend discovered the man was bleeding on his side and told him to go to a hospital, who reported the incident to police. The victim later told police he may have been punched with the knife during the scuffle, according to Selzer. He was not seriously wounded. The assailant was described as a man between 40 and 50 years old, 5 feet 9 inches, 150 pounds, with a bushy gray beard. At the time of the attack, the man was wearing cut-off blue jeans and no shirt, Selzer said. No arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon.

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