Ky man stabs self after warning shot

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 5 at 4:57 PM

   LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Lexington police say a man became so startled when a gas station clerk fired a warning shot at him that he stabbed himself with a knife.
 
   Police told WKYT-TV in Lexington that 45-year-old James Bloom had been urinating on the side of the gas station Sunday night at around 9 p.m. EDT. Police say Bloom took out a knife and yelled racial slurs at the employee while approaching him.
 
   Officers say the employee took out a gun and fired off a warning shot into the air, startling Bloom to the point that he jumped and stabbed himself.
 
   Bloom was taken to UK Hospital with a stab wound. He was cited and released.
 
   The employee had a concealed carry permit and police say he is not being charged.

 

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