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Man allegedly stabs friend with sword after horseplay goes awry

Updated: 2013-06-19T13:31:04Z

A man in his mid-30s is fighting for his life Wednesday morning after a friend allegedly stabbed him with a sword when horseplay went awry.

Police responded to a reported stabbing about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 6400 block of West 151st Place in Overland Park.

Officers found the victim suffering a stab wound to his abdomen. He was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, said Officer Gary Mason, a spokesman for Overland Park police.

The two friends were horse-playing when it got out of hand and they started grappling and wrestling, Mason said.

Then the suspect, a 26-year-old Overland Park man, got upset, grabbed a sword and stabbed his friend, Mason said.

The suspect was arrested and is being held in Johnson County jail on suspicion of aggravated battery that caused great bodily harm.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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