A man was stabbed in the back Wednesday night by two unknown men while walking near Bengston Avenue and Arthur Street in Hanford, police said.
Lt. George Hernandez said officers were dispatched to Adventist Medical Center, where Michael Allen Cantu, 26, of Lemoore, was being treated for his injuries.
Cantu told police that he was attacked around 9 p.m. by two men driving a newer purplish car, possibly a Nissan. The men asked Cantu if he “banged” and attacked him when he said he did not, Hernandez said.
After attempting to defend himself, Cantu fled to a friend’s nearby home, Hernandez said. The friend drove Cantu back to his home in Lemoore, where they noticed the stab wound.
Cantu described both men as around 25 or 26 years old and said one man was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Hanford Police Department at (559) 585-2540.