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Simmering feud results in stabbing in west Fort Worth

A simmering feud between two men resulted in one stabbing the other late Monday in west Fort Worth, police said.

One man, 43, was taken in serious condition to John Peter Smith, said Lt. Paul Henderson, police spokesman. His condition at the hospital was unavailable Tuesday morning.

Police arrested a 47-year-old man and were preparing charges against him on suspicion of stabbing the other man, Henderson said.

The incident was reported around 10:30 p.m. at a hotel in the 8400 block of Interstate 30, Henderson said.

"Apparently the two had been at each other for several days for an unknown reason," Henderson said. "Last night's argument escalated to the point of (one man) allegedly stabbing (the other) several times in the back after pushing him to the ground."

When officers arrived they encountered a crowd of about eight to 10 people shouting and pointing toward the injured man, who was bleeding profusely from stab wounds in his back, Henderson said.

Officers were directed to a hotel room where they saw the other man standing outside leaning over the railing watching the crowd.

He "made eye contact with one of the officers then high-tailed it back into his room," Henderson said. "Officers quickly ran up to the door and after several minutes talked (him) into surrendering."

The man "pleaded self-defense in the matter," Henderson said, but he was going to be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Henderson said.

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