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Police: Springfield man stabbed in back during large fight

Springfield police are investigating a large fight where a man was allegedly stabbed in the back with a butcher knife.

Police officers were dispatched to Springfield Regional Medical Center Wednesday night were they spoke to two brothers who said they were walking home from a gas station on North Limestone Street Tuesday morning when they heard people yelling.

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“(The man) stated they were yelling at him in an antagonizing manner so he and his brother crossed the street to confront them,” a police report says. “When they got across the street, (The man) and his brother began fighting with three subjects and then five additional subjects joined the fight with various weapons.”

The weapons the man said the group had was a hammer, a baseball bat, a butcher knife, a skateboard, a cast iron skillet and a stick, the report says.

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The brothers were able to get away from the scene, the report states, but then returned with more people to fight again.

“(The man) stated that the suspect had a butcher knife and stabbed his brother in the back,” the report says.

The officer was able to speak with the brother who was stabbed and the report says he did have cuts and bruises on his body.

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“He also had a stab wound near the center of his upper back,” the report says.

The case is still under investigation, the report says, but no charges have been filed due to the lack of evidence.

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