Springfield man stabbed while walking home from poker game

Dec 18, 2017

A Springfield man told police he was stabbed as he walked down the street early Friday morning, according to a police report.

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Springfield Police Division officers were sent to Springfield Regional Medical Center on a report of a man who was stabbed in the stomach at about 6 a.m. Friday morning.

The man told police he was playing poker at a friends house near North Light Street and Cedar Street, but decided to walk to his home in the Northridge area because he was drunk and didn’t want to play anymore, the report said.

After about 10 minutes, the man told police he was approached by a black male who stabbed him. The victim later told police the man demanded money before he stabbed him and he tried to walk away. However, the man was persistent and eventually lunged at the victim with an unknown sharp object, the report said.

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The man then took the victim’s wallet, including credit cards and about $70 in cash, and left the area. The victim attempted to walk to a friends house near Wittenberg, but later walked to the hospital. Two older women pulled him into the hospital, fearing for his safety, the report said.

The victim had a small, half-inch puncture wound in his left stomach area, the report said.

No charges are being filed due to a lack of suspect information.

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