Man denies medical opinion he was stabbing victim, says he fell on a stick

LACONIA — Police are seeking the public's help in investigation what medical officials are calling a stabbing that occurred late Monday night.

Police said a male who is in his 50s came to the Lakes Region General Hospital Emergency Room at 12:08 a.m. and told emergency personnel he was walking along the railroad tracks when he fell and impaled himself on a sharp stick.

Capt. Bill Clary said the hospital called the police because they believed the man was a stabbing victim and that his wound couldn't have been caused by a stick.

Clary said the man refuses to cooperate with police so at this time there's "no crime." He said the man told responding police that he walked to the hospital and didn't know he was injured until he felt the blood on his stomach.

He said the man was treated and released.

In anyone has any information can call the Laconia Police Department at 524-5257 or the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717.