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Man stabbed in chest with broken plate after fight over cigarette

10:00 AM, Apr 9, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A north St. Louis argument over a cigarette has left a man hospitalized in critical condition and another man in police custody.

Police say around 8:45 p.m. Monday they responded to a call for an assault and cutting in the 3900 block of Kennerly Avenue.

That's where investigators located the 33-year-old victim, who had been struck in the head with a glass plate and then stabbed in the chest.

The 52-year-old man alleged to have assaulted the victim with the plate was taken into custody.

No names have been released and the investigation is continuing.

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