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Police: 12-year-old charged with stabbing man in chest

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KINGSPORT, TN (AP) - A 12-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated assault after police say he stabbed a man in the chest at a Kingsport apartment.

The Kingsport Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/1QcwVZp ) officers received a call Tuesday night about a fight between two adult males, according to a statement from the Kingsport Police Department.

Police say upon arrival they found a 44-year-old man with a stab wound to his chest.

Police say the man had been arguing with a 52-year-old male when the confrontation turned physical, with the 12-year-old later producing a knife and inflicting the wound.

The victim was taken to a local medical facility. As of Wednesday afternoon, he remained hospitalized in stable condition.

Police have declined to release additional information, including the identities of those involved.

Information from: Kingsport Times-News, http://www.timesnews.net

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