Man on bike stabs pedestrian in north St. Louis

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 8, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 9 at 4:09 AM

Man stabbed while walking in north St. Louis

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(KMOV.com) – Authorities are investigating after a man says he was stabbed while walking by a man riding a bike in north St. Louis Saturday night.

The 21-year-old victim told police he was walking in the 4500 block of Adelaide at 9:30 p.m. when the suspect rode up next to him on a bike. According to the victim, the suspect attempted to grab him. When the victim resisted, the suspect stabbed him three times in the arm.

The victim fled on foot to the 4500 block of Fair where he called police.

Witnesses on the scene contradicted the victim’s version of the incident. They say the victim was the aggressor and the suspect was possibly defending himself.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.

Police say a search of the area failed to locate a suspect.

A police report describes the suspect as an unknown black male, 50 to 60-years-old and 230 pounds. The report says the suspect was last seen riding a black bicycle, armed with a knife.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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