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Good Samaritan stabbed in Reno while aiding homeless person

Posted at 12:20 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 15:20:34-04

Reno police are investigating the stabbing of a good Samaritan who was intervening on behalf of a homeless person being harassed by three people.   

Police Lt. Al Snober told the Reno Gazette-Journal the good Samaritan got into a verbal confrontation with the three that turned physical in downtown casino district Tuesday night.

One of the three pulled out a knife during the fight and stabbed the intervenor in the leg, causing a non life-threatening injury.   

The incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. near First and Sierra Streets, causing the brief closure of the streets.   

Detectives are still putting together a description of the three suspects.   

Snober encouraged anyone who witnesses a similar situation to call the police instead of intervening in a potentially dangerous situation.