'Horseplay' led to stabbing with kitchen knife, police say

West Valley police said a man was seriously injured after what appears to be an accidental stabbing on Sunday.

West Valley police said a man was seriously injured after what appears to be an accidental stabbing on Sunday. (Brandon Whitworth, KSL-TV)


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WEST VALLEY CITY — West Valley police are investigating what was reported as an accidental stabbing after a man was transported in serious condition Sunday afternoon, West Valley Police Lt. Julie Jorgenson said.

Police received a report of an accidental stabbing about 11:04 a.m. between a man and woman. Police and medics responded to the scene and found a man in his 30s with two stab wounds to his chest from a kitchen knife, police said. The man was transported in serious condition.

"It appears to be accidental," Jorgenson said. She added that a man and a woman were "engaged in horseplay and somehow he ended up getting stabbed twice in the chest."

The wounds were superficial and not considered very deep, according to police.

Police are continuing to investigate and are speaking with both the man and woman regarding the incident, Jorgenson said.

The identities of those involved was not released.

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Ashley Fredde covers human services and women's issues for KSL.com. She also enjoys reporting on arts, culture and entertainment news. She's a graduate of the University of Arizona.

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