An argument escalated until a 44-year-old man was stabbed and critically injured in south Wichita on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The dispute erupted shortly after 3:15 p.m. in the 2500 block of South Mosley, south of Pawnee, Lt. Joe Schroeder said. Two men, ages 44 and 47, got into “a physical altercation over some slashed tires,” Schroeder said.
The 44-year-old man was stabbed once in the side with an unknown type of knife. he was taken to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery and is in the surgical intensive care unit. A police report states he suffered a punctured lung, lacerated spleen and had a hole in his diaphragm.
The 47-year-old man was arrested a short time after the incident, Schroeder said.
There’s nothing in the case to suggest the tire slashing may be connected to dozens of other cases in southeast Wichita over the past few months, Schroeder said.