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Man stabbed on side of road in Kearns

By Shara Park | Posted - Sep. 20, 2012 at 7:20 a.m.


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KEARNS — Police in Kearns are investigating a stabbing. The victim is a man who stopped on the side of the road with car trouble.

The victim told police that he doesn't know the man who stabbed him. But police still aren't sure if this was a random crime or if there is more to it.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 5500 South and 4600 West. The 30-year-old victim was having car trouble and stopped along the railroad tracks on the east side of Kearns High School. Someone approached him, demanded money and ultimately stabbed him. The attacker then fled on foot.

Lt. Justin Hoyal of the Unified Police Department said, "After the victim was stabbed he got back into his car and was able to get it running. He drove to a nearby address and called for help."

The victim was taken to Intermountain Medical Center with a serious stab wound. In the meantime, police searched the area for the attacker. The victim described him as 5 feet 10 inches tall with a dark complexion and a stocky build.

Police don't have many leads. They ask anyone who was in the area Wednesday night who saw the stabbing or a suspect walking around to call them at 801-743-7000.

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