Man stabbed in attempted armed robbery

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ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) - A man is stabbed multiple times while walking down the street in downtown Rockford.

It happened just after 8:30 pm Wednesday night.

Police say the man was walking in the 300 block of S. 4th Street when he was approached by someone who showed a box cutter type of knife and demanded money.

The man refused and a fight broke out. The victim suffered lacerations to his face and body.

He was able to get away with nothing taken from him and drove himself to the hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The victim described his attacker as a black man with braids, 5'8" tall, weighing 200 lbs. He was wearing a Green Bay Packers stocking hat, blue jeans and a black jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to Rockford Police or Crime Stoppers.