Anchorage man found stabbed in Walmart parking lot, refuses to identify his assailant

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A man was found bleeding and intoxicated in the parking lot of a midtown Anchorage Walmart late Wednesday night. Police say he was the victim of a stabbing, and had a "laceration in the upper torso."

The victim, who has not yet been identified, was reportedly drunk and would not cooperate with either police or medics who responded to render assistance to him.

In an email, a spokesperson for Anchorage police said he was described as "combative" and eventually had to be placed into handcuffs so that medical aid could be provided to him.

Police called his wound "non-life-threatening," however he was taken to the hospital for treatment.

When police asked him who had attacked him, he allegedly refused to say who was responsible.

Witnesses at the scene, however, told police that the victim "got into a physical altercation with another adult male, possibly over alcohol." They say the suspect in the stabbing event then ran away on foot.

Police are reportedly following up on leads, however no arrests have been made yet in this case.

During the incident, another man, Michael Joe, 41, was arrested while police were interviewing witnesses in regards to the stabbing. They say Joe's arrest was on an outstanding warrant, and was not related to the stabbing.

This story is ongoing and will be updated with more information.