Thursday, August 21 2014, 02:04 PM EDT
Dalton Man Stabbed
A Dalton man is recovering after being stabbed several times early Thursday morning.
The man was on the phone to a friend at the time of the stabbing, and that friend overheard it and called 911.
This happened at 12:20 a.m. Thursday morning outside an apartment on Underwood Circle in Dalton.
The victim told police he was talking on the phone when he saw two young men walk past. He mentioned to his friend on the phone that both men looked suspicious. He suspects they overheard him, because the next thing he knew, the two men rushed him, saying "Give it up! Give it up!"
The men started to kick, beat and stab the victim, whose torso was slashed three times, arms were cut twice, and was cut once on the head.
The attackers told the victim they had a gun.
The friend on the phone called 911 and officers soon arrived on the scene - but not quickly enough to catch the attackers.
The victim was unable to provide many details about the description of the suspects. He did tell investigators that he believed based on their accents that the suspects were Hispanic and were teenagers standing between 5’7 and 5’8 in height with slim builds. Both were wearing black hooded sweatshirts.
Anyone with information on this incident or the identity of the suspects is asked to please contact Detective Tommy Ensley at 706-278-9085, press 9 and then dial extension 157.