Police investigate stabbing incident

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Wichita Falls police said a 68-year old man, who walked to a Dollar Saver on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. with a steak knife in his stomach told them he was robbed by four people while down by the river. 

Police said they were called to the area of MLK around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday.    

WFPD Sgt. Mike Wheat said a passerby in the Dollar Saver area saw the man and called it in.

Officers said the man told them three masked men and a woman stole his wallet after hitting him in the head with a branch and stabbing him after which he walked to the Dollar Saver for help.

Police are now searching for those involved.


Police are trying to determine what lead to a man’s stabbing who was found walking with a steak knife sticking out of his stomach Wednesday evening around 6:40 p.m. in Wichita Falls.

Sgt. Mike Wheat, with the Wichita Falls Police Department, said a passerby in the Dollar Saver Area saw the man and called it in.

Wheat said the 68-year-old white male, who described himself as homeless, was talking with police while the knife was sticking out of the upper part of his stomach.

People at the Dollar Saver between 2nd and Front streets said the man was stabbed in nearby O’Reilly Park near the river and walked over to the store.

Wheat said the man was transported to United Regional, where the knife was carefully removed. He said the man’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, and there’s no reason to believe the stabbing was anything other than an isolated incident but remains under investigation.

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