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.
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The victim declined medical treatment.