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Dayton man tells police he has no idea why neighbor attacks, stabs him in alley

Published: Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 5:01 PM

A 29-year-old Dayton man said a neighbor attacked and stabbed him Friday afternoon in an alley but he didn't know why.

Police were called around 3:40 p.m. to the 20 block of Ridge Avenue, where the victim was with medics. He suffered a stab wound to his left arm, a cut on his right hand and a cut to his left eye and some head injuries, according to a Dayton police report.

The victim initially said he didn’t know who attacked him and said he tried to fight back until his girlfriend told him the man had a weapon, described as a small folding pocket knife. He and his girlfriend then ran home, and that’s when he realized he had been stabbed, according to a Dayton police report.

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Medics took the victim to Grandview Medical Center, where he admitted his attacker was a man in his 50s who lives in the same block. He told police he lied because he feared retaliation and didn’t want to press charges, according to the report.

No arrests were made and the incident remains under investigation.

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