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Stabbing victim turns the tables on attacker

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 11:55 a.m.
  • Updated Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 1:56 p.m.

A man who burst into a south Wichita residence looking for a fight ended up with more than he bargained for Wednesday night.

The 40-year-old man and an acquaintance forced their way into a residence in the 1400 block of South Santa Fe shortly before 10 p.m., looking to fight with someone there, Lt. Steve Kenney said. The house is southwest of Lincoln and Washington.

The intruder stabbed his intended target in the left thigh with a knife, Kenney said, but during the scuffle the 24-year-old man who was stabbed took the knife away and stabbed the 40-year-old man twice in the torso.

A 19-year-old woman called 911 to report the stabbing and the 40-year-old man was taken to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in critical condition and admitted for treatment, Kenney said. The man who was stabbed in the leg was treated at the scene.

Kenney said he didn’t know the size of the knife used during the altercation. The case remains under investigation.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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