Man reports being jumped, stabbed by 5 men in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 13, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are investigating a  stabbing that was reported early Monday evening near 300 S. Cheyenne St.

Lt. Andy Leonard, Salt Lake City Police Department, said a man in his early 20s told police that five Hispanic males had jumped and stabbed him shortly before 6 p.m.

Leonard said the victim had some cuts and was transported to the hospital in good condition.

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Gang unit detectives were already in the area and responded to the scene to assist in the investigation, but Leonard said they are not categorizing this incident as gang-related.

The motive for the stabbing wasn’t known, and police don’t yet have a description of the suspects, but Leonard said officers were talking to people in the neighborhood to see if anyone had witnessed the attack.

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