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Man stabbed in New Orleans for denying drug purchase

3 years 2 months 1 week ago Sunday, August 02 2015 Aug 2, 2015 August 02, 2015 6:30 PM August 02, 2015 in News
By: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 20-year-old man was stabbed after rejecting an offer to sell him drugs in one of the city's top tourist areas.

Officer Juan Barnes Sr. says the victim told investigators that two men asked if he wanted to buy drugs, then argued and fought with him shortly after midnight Sunday on Bourbon Street.

He says the victim was stabbed in the back of his left shoulder and forearm, and his injuries are not life-threatening.

Barnes says the man is from St. Charles. He doesn't know if that's the Lafourche Parish town or St. Charles Parish.

Barnes says that after the victim was stabbed, the other two men ran.

Police released composite sketches of the two other men, and say they're wanted for aggravated battery.

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