Man stabbed overnight in East Bradenton

A man was stabbed near the Oakwood Apartment complex after he refused to hand over money to a man who approached him.

The victim and his girlfriend were walking to the Oakwood Apartment complex near 7th Avenue East in Bradenton when they were approached by a man they didn't know approached them and demanded money. When the victim refused the assailant stabbed him in the upper left chest with an unknown object.

After the assailant ran away, the victim and his girlfriend went to his apartment and called authorities to report the assault. The victim was then taken to a medical center for treatment. Authorities did not locate the assailant.