Stabbing victim was ‘taking out the trash’

Officer looks for evidence (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton police are investigating an overnight stabbing.

Officers were called to an alley in the 600 block of Pritz Avenue just after midnight on Monday.

When they arrived, they found Cecil Johnson with a stab wound to his hand and another to his leg.  Johnson told officers has was taking out the trash when the man attacked him.  He thought his attacker was drunk.

Johnson is expected to recover.

Police are searching for the suspect. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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