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Man stabbed behind his house in Spotsylvania

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Police are looking for a teen they believe stabbed a Spotsylvania man behind his house as he was walking his dog early Monday morning.

A man was stabbed behind his house in Spotsylvania.

At 5:31 a.m., the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a man stabbed in the 12700 block of Wilderness Park Drive.

When officials arrived, the man's wife was treating him for multiple stab wounds, officials stated in a news release.

The woman said the man had been walking the dog when he noticed a small bonfire in the woods behind their house. He went to investigate and found a boy who looked to be about 16-years-old.

The man spoke with the teen and learned he was supposed to be staying with a friend but that the friend's parents would not let him in their home. The man told the teen he could not stay in the woods and asked about contacting his parents for him.

They began to argue about contacting the teen's parents. Eventually, the man grabbed the teen and started to walk with him toward his home. The teen, struggling to get free, began stabbing the man. He then fled into the woods.

The man crawled to the porch of his home where his wife, a trauma nurse, began to treat his wounds and called 911.

When emergency personnel arrived, they determined he was severely wounded and flew him to Fairfax INOVA Hospital Center.

The attacker is described as white, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 with a medium build, medium length brown hair. He was clean-shaven and wearing a white t-shirt and red shorts.

No one was in custody this afternoon and the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Canine tracks were unsuccessful.

Anyone with information is asked to call 540.582.7115 or Text-A-Tip can make a difference; Text SEE911 to CRIMES (274637) or, Crime Solvers at (540) 582-5822.

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