Witness says man was attacked and stabbed by a group in East Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A man is in the hospital fighting for his life after witnesses say he was stabbed.

Police got to the scene at 2222 MLK Jr. Avenue, near the Taylor Home Apartments, just after 7 PM Saturday.

A witness tells Local 8 News a group of men jumped out of a gray truck and attacked the man.

That's when the man grabbed a broken beer bottle to try and protect himself.

We're told one of the guys said he was going to come back with a gun, but the victim was stabbed two times.

He is at UT Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

Police are still investigating what happened.

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