PAPD: Victim stabbed Saturday not pressing charges

Published 12:13 am Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A man who told police he was stabbed when two men tried to take his motorized bicycle is not filing charges against his attackers, Port Arthur Police Det. Mike Hebert said.

Police responded the 3100 block of Procter Street at approximately 7:32 p.m. Saturday in reference to the stabbing and learned the incident happened about half of a mile away in the area of 11th Avenue and Sixth Street.

The victim, whose age or hometown was not released, told officers he was traveling on a motorized bicycle when he was approached by two unknown men who attempted to take his bike. During the struggle, one of the men stabbed him in the back.

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The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Initial information from police reported the injury as serious. Police did not have an update on the victim’s medical condition. In addition, police did not give information about a motive or description of the assailant, as the victim declined to press charges.

Police did not say if anything was stolen.