Man hospitalized after stabbing in downtown Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police and paramedics were sent to downtown Austin after a man was stabbed Wednesday morning.

Officers said the incident happened in an alley near East Fourth Street and Trinity Street around 11 a.m.

The victim, a man thought to be in his 30s, was found with a stab wound in the chest, according to Austin-Travis County EMS and an officer on scene.

“Because the injuries the victim had he wasn’t able to converse with us or tell us anything about the suspect, or his name or anything,” said APD Corporal Chris Carlisle.

He was taken to the Dell Seton Medical Center with serious injuries described as potentially life-threatening, ATC EMS said.

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According to APD, the victim and the suspect appear to be homeless and to know each other. APD says it does not appear to be a random attack.

No suspect is in custody.

Anyone with information should call 9-1-1 or 512-974-5245 and reference Incident number 20-0080660.

The investigation is ongoing.

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