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Homeless man in serious condition after downtown Salt Lake City stabbing

Published October 2, 2013 7:34 am

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Salt Lake City police were seeking to unravel the details of a knife attack that left a man seriously injured Wednesday morning.

Public safety dispatchers confirmed a 911 call reporting a stabbing came in at 2:35 a.m. Responding police officers found a pool of blood and followed the blood trail to find the 22-year-old victim, bleeding from a head wound, on the west side of the homeless shelter at 245 S. 500 West, said Detective Cody Lougy.

The man, whose identity was not released, was taken to the hospital and initially reported to be in "very serious" condition, according to the police. Later Wednesday, he was stabilized and his condition was upgraded, Lougy said.

No arrests were made and no suspects were identified. Police have only a partial description of the alleged suspect, Lougy said.

Police did not immediately release further details on the incident or specifics about the victim's injuries.

The victim "is not being very cooperative" with investigators, Lougy said.

— Reporter Michael McFall contributed to this story.

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