Man stabbed by stranger with pocket knife in St. Louis County

Man stabbed by stranger with pocket knife in St. Louis County

Man stabbed by stranger with pocket knife in St. Louis County

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 3:40 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 23 at 5:53 AM

(KMOV.com) – Police are investigating after a man was stabbed by an apparent stranger during an altercation in Hazelwood late Tuesday night.

According to police, the victim was at the intersection of N. Hanley and Santa Bella around 10 p.m. when he was approached by a passenger who had gotten out of a nearby vehicle.

Police say the suspect asked for money from the victim. When the victim refused, a physical altercation broke out.

The suspect then stabbed the victim twice with a pocket knife.

The suspect returned to the vehicle and fled in an unknown direction. The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Police continue to search for the suspect.

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