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Bradenton police: Man stabbed himself during fight

BRADENTON – A Bradenton man who police say stabbed himself while attacking another man with a knife will most likely be arrested when he is released from the hospital, according to Bradenton police officials.

Harold McKinney, 44, is recovering from self-inflicted injuries he suffered during a fight with a 29-year-old man over money, according to police reports.

McKinney was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center with a stab wound to the stomach from the 1100 block of 14th Street West, a few blocks from the fight.

At about 10:30 p.m., witnesses told police that McKinney and the other man began arguing in the 1300 block of 19th Avenue West, and it turned physical with the man rolling on the ground. During the fight the 29-year-old began shouting that he had been stabbed in the hand and called on witnesses to call 911.

McKinney then walked away, later collapsing nearby on 14th Street.

“We believe that he stabbed himself during the fight,” said Bradenton Police Deputy Chief William Tokajer.

Tokajer said McKinney is in good condition in the hospital, and he may face charges in the attack once he is released. The other man was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment of a stab wound to the hand.

Tokajer said alcohol was a factor in the fight.

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