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Police: Argument lead to stabbing

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A domestic argument got out of hand late Monday afternoon resulting in a Columbus man suffering a minor stab wound to his upper abdomen, Columbus Police said.

The 59-year-old male victim refused medical treatment following the 5:10 p.m. incident at a large house subdivided into several apartments in the 1200 block of Franklin Street, according to police.

The victim claims his 49-year-old common-law wife stabbed him during an argument, but neither the man nor woman was cooperative when questioned about events leading up to the stabbing, Columbus Police spokesman Lt. Matt Myers said.

Neighbors said the couple had been seen outside earlier in the afternoon, and the man appeared to be shouting at people in the neighborhood.

“Both (the man and woman) appeared to be intoxicated,” said Myers, who added officers had been sent to the same apartment multiple times in the past to handle domestic incidents between the couple.

Since no arrests have been made, police are not releasing the names of the couple at this time, Myers said.

However, the case remains under investigation, and formal charges may be considered after all files are turned over to the office of Bartholomew County Prosecutor Bill Nash, Myers said.

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