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Kearns stabbing victim released from hospital
First Published Sep 20 2012 08:40 am • Last Updated Sep 20 2012 09:47 am

A man stabbed during an attempted robbery in Kearns was released from the hospital late Wednesday night.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal confirmed Thursday that the 30-year-old man, initially reported to be in serious condition, had been treated for his wounds and released.

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"His injuries turned out to be pretty superficial," Hoyal said.

Hoyal said the man told police he had stopped his car near Kearns High School, 5525 S. Cougar Lane, about 9 p.m. Wednesday due to car trouble. While he was outside the vehicle, the male suspect approached him on foot and demanded his wallet; when the victim refused, the man stabbed him and ran from the scene.

Hoyal said the victim then drove his car to a nearby home and called the police. The victim was taken by ambulance to Intermountain Health Center in Murray.

The suspect, described only as being about 5-foot-10 and stocky, remained at large Thursday.

remims@sltrib.com




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