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Press Release # 12-020 Deputies Investigate Stabbing Incident In Madeira Beach

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Flight Section

The victim, a 57 year-old male - will not be identified at this time, as suspect remains at large.

Suspect is unknown. The only description of the suspect at this time is that he is a black male and was riding a bicycle.

What:  Deputies are investigating a stabbing incident in Madeira Beach.

Where:  The stabbing occurred in an alleyway near Duhme Road and the Tom Stuart Causeway.

When:  Deputies responded to the incident at about 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday February 1, 2012

How/Why: 

According to deputies, the victim a 57-year-old male was riding his bicycle westbound towards American Legion Drive in an alleyway between the Publix and the inter coastal waterway – when he was approached by an unknown suspect on a bike who distracted the victim by telling him he had dropped something off his bicycle. When the victim stopped to look down, the suspect attacked him with an unknown type of knife.

The victim sustained a puncture wound to the stomach; and slashes to his left arm, as he apparently punched and fought off the suspect during the attack. The suspect fled the scene. The victim was transported by ambulance to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies say no valuables were taken from the victim during the attack.

The only description of the suspect available at this time is that he is a black male riding a bike.

Patrol deputies along with Sheriff’s Helicopter searched adjacent neighborhoods for the suspect.

No arrest have been made at this time.

The investigation continues.

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