Gainesville police investigate stabbing

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 9:25 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 9:25 a.m.

Gainesville police are investigating a stabbing that occurred Wednesday evening at the Phoenix Apartments, Lt. Mike Schibuola said.

The incident was reported about 6:14 p.m. at the complex off Southwest 23rd Terrace. Officers learned that the victim had driven to nearby Shands at the University of Florida for treatment of a stab wound that was not life-threatening.

A man at the apartment told officers the stabbing victim had attacked him and that he was defending himself, police reported. Officers reported a lot of blood in the apartment.

Meanwhile, the victim spoke to police from the hospital and said he did not want to press charges.

No arrests were made and the case is under investigation.

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