Man stabbed and airlifted to hospital

BRADENTON -- Bradenton police officers are investigating a stabbing that sent a local man to the hospital with an abdominal wound.

The fight was reported about 10:25 p.m. Tuesday in the area of 13th Street West and 19th Avenue West.

After being stabbed, the injured man left the scene and collapsed on a porch about five blocks away in the 1100 block of 14th Avenue West. He was flown by medical helicopter to a Tampa Bay area hospital for treatment, police said.

Investigators are on the scene at this hour collecting evidence.