Man walks several hundred feet with knife in chest after Lexington stabbing

A man walked several hundred feet with a knife sticking out of his chest to get help on Friday night, Lexington police said.

Paramedics took the man to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital to have the knife removed. It was described as a large knife, possibly a kitchen knife, with a black handle.

Lt. Edward Hart said the man's injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. The knife appeared to have missed the man's lung, since he said he had no trouble breathing.

The man was stabbed near Dallas and Dayton avenues, police said. Hart said the man decided to walk to a friend's house on Dayton Avenue rather than going home, because he did not want children at his house to see the knife in his chest.

The man told officers that he didn't know who would want to stab him, but he knew lots of people who were mad at him, Hart said.

The man described his attacker as a man wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt; the victim could not tell whether the attacker was black or white, Hart said.

Police are looking for a blue pickup truck that left the scene after the stabbing. Anyone with information may call Lexington police at 258-3600.

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