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Man tells police stranger stabbed him
A Fredericksburg resident claims he was stabbed by a stranger for no apparent reason while on his porch Thursday night, police said.
City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Myrick Street in Mayfield subdivision.
The 38-year-old victim said an unknown male walked up to his porch and asked for a cigarette.
The victim said he was handing over the cigarette when the young man stabbed him in the hand with a knife with no provocation.
Bledsoe said the victim got a friend to take him to the hospital, where he received stitches for his wounds.
His attacker, who fled on foot after the incident, was described as a black male in his 20s wearing dark jeans and a dark hoodie with the hood pulled up.
Anyone with information is asked to call city police at 373-3122.