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Man stabbed in Martinsburg

April 30, 2002|BY DAVE McMILLION

charlestown@herald-mail.com

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police responded to an apparent stabbing of a man at the corner of High and Union streets late Monday.

When officers arrived at the scene at about 10:25 p.m., they found a man in a yard in front of a house at 700 N. High St., Martinsburg Police Patrolman Anthony Mancine said.

It appeared the man had a stab wound to the left side of his chest near his armpit, Mancine said.

There was no one around the man when officers arrived, Mancine said.

Martinsburg paramedics were treating a man in the back of an ambulance at the scene. The man's condition could not be determined.

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Kenny Kackley, whose mother lives at the house at 700 N. High St., said he was inside the house when the incident occurred.

Kackley said there was a disturbance on the porch, and when he went outside to see what was happening, he saw the man lying in the yard.

"He didn't seem to be alert to me," said Kackley.

Mancine said the man appeared to be conscious when he arrived at the scene.

Police were searching through what appeared to be some trash near where the man was found.

Investigators began stretching a yellow police ribbon around the section of yard.

Dispatchers said the man was taken to City Hospital.

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