Man Stabbed After Checkers Game

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    Polce are looking for the person who stabbed a man after a game of checkers.

    Police are looking for the person who stabbed a 24-year-old man after a game of checkers.

    When officers pulled up to Eastern Street and Hemmingway Avenue around 9 p.m. on Tuesday to respond to a reported stabbing, a man yelled, "I have been stabbed," policed said.
    He had been stabbed in his left shoulder and once at his lower back and EMTs took him to the hospital.

    Police spoke with the victim after he was seen in the emergency department and he said he'd been in an apartment at Bella Vista, playing checkers and "smoking weed" with three guys and an argument started after one of them made defamatory remarks about his mother, police said.

    When the victim left the building, the three other men confronted him at the corner. One suggested they fight, but another said, "[expletive], I'm stabbing you,"  according to police.

    The men fled after the assault.

    Police said they have strong leads and expect to make arrests.

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