Anchorage man assaulted, then arrested on warrants

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage police responded to a report of a stabbing Wednesday night and ended up arresting the injured man for outstanding warrants.

Witnesses at about 7:15 p.m. called police and said a man had been stabbed on Spenard Road. After a short search, police found Patrick Thornhill, 28, walking on west 33rd Avenue.

Thornhill was bleeding profusely from a stab wound to his upper thigh, police said, but refused to say how he suffered the wound. Instead he told police he slipped on ice and hurt his ankle.

Medics took Thornhill to Providence Alaska Medical Center.

After he was released, police arrested him for three outstanding warrants, including shoplifting, driving while intoxicated and driving with a revoked license. He was taken to the Anchorage Jail and bail was set at $6,500.

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