MANATEE -- A man was injured while trying to defend himself against a mugger early Thursday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 2:40 a.m., the man was walking in the 1000 block of Whitfield Avenue, Bradenton, when he was approached by a man armed with a knife. The assailant demanded the victim give him his money and swung a knife at the victim, according to a news release.
The victim raised his hands in defense and suffered a small cut on one of his hands, the sheriff's office said.
The assailant took the victim's wallet, which contained an undetermined amount of cash, the report states.
The victim declined medical treatment.