(KMOV) – Police are investigating after a man trying to break up a fight was stabbed outside a driver’s license bureau in south St. Louis early Tuesday evening.
Police said the incident happened in the 4600 block of S. Kingshighway around 4:40 p.m.
According to police, two groups of teens, boys and girls, were fighting in the parking lot when a man,in his mid-30s, inside the license office recognized one of the teens as a distant relative.
Police said he attempted to intervene in the fight and was stabbed in the back. He was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition, though polices say his injuries were non life-threatening.
At least one witness reported seeing a teenage girl stab the man, who police say initially didn't know he was even hurt.
“The lady was like, 'he’s been stabbed, he’s been stabbed,'” said witness Michael Moore. “And then he was just lookin’ at them. She she ran up to him telling him he was stabbed. He started lifting up his shirt, saw a little blood on his shirt... a lot of blood.”
According to police there were about 10 to 12 teens who fled the scene, some on foot and some in a black truck. Authorities used K-9 units to search nearby neighborhoods, but found no one.
Authorities say surveillance video of the incident will help police identify the suspects.