A Springfield man is still in the hospital after being stabbed, he told police, by three masked men early Monday morning.
The unidentified man, 50, told police he was walking behind a local bar, in an alley near Middle Street, when he was approached by three men.
“He told the officers he was out behind in an alleyway, behind Whittie’s Tavern, when three unknown people approached him and tried to rob him,” Chief Lee Graf, of Springfield Police Division, said.
He was stabbed in the upper right portion of his chest. The victim also told police he was alone and the suspects were not able to get anything from him.
Officers stayed on scene until an ambulance arrived. They attempted to find a crime scene but were unable to do so, the report says.
Witnesses who found the man, according to the report, told officers they didn’t witness the attack but found the man afterward and called authorities.
The man was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital. He was still listed as a patient Monday evening, but his condition could not be released, according to a hospital representative.
If you have information about the stabbing, you are asked to call Springfield Police at 937-324-7685.