Search on for man accused in stabbing near Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Search on for man accused in stabbing near Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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Authorities are looking for a man accused of stabbing someone Sunday, Atlanta police said.
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  • The Atlanta Falcons were playing at Mercedes-Benz Stadium the same afternoon as the stabbing.
  • “We believe many people would have been in the area leaving the football game,” Sgt. John Chafee said. 

Police are asking for the public’s help finding a man accused of stabbing another man during an argument Sunday near Mercedes-Benz Stadium after the Atlanta Falcons game.

Atlanta police responded to a person-stabbed call about 5 p.m. at the intersection of Marietta Street and Andrew Young International Boulevard, Sgt. John Chafee said. The Falcons were playing the Buffalo Bills less than a mile away.

“It appears the victim was involved in a physical altercation with the driver of a vehicle that almost struck him,” Chafee said. “And the victim was stabbed at some point during the altercation.” 

The man survived the incident and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition, police said. Officials said Friday afternoon the victim is still at the hospital with a serious but non-life-threatening injury.

“We believe many people would have been in the area leaving the football game,” Chafee said. “And investigators are looking for any witnesses that may have seen this incident.” 

Police are searching for a man in his mid-30s who drives a black Nissan Altima with an Uber symbol in the windshield.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Individuals can remain anonymous and still be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspects.

No other details were released.

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