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Masked assailant stabs man in Lincoln

A man was stabbed several times early Thursday in Lincoln but is expected to live, police said.

A man approached the victim about 2:15 a.m. near First and O streets and repeatedly stabbed him in the chest, said Sgt. Matt Alves of the Lincoln Police Department. The victim’s friends told police the attacker was wearing a ski mask and had a teardrop tattoo under his left eye.

The victim arrived at Sutter Roseville Medical Center via a private transport, Alves said. The hospital notified authorities of the attack at about 3 a.m.

Alves could not answer what led to the altercation or what kind of knife was used. The assault remains under police investigation.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call the Lincoln Police Department at 916-645-4040.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel