Sanford police are working to sort out conflicting reports surrounding a stabbing Sunday afternoon.
Police were initially called to a home on River Street at 4:30 p.m. for a reported home invasion.
The man, who is in his 20s, told police that a man he knew forced his way into the home and attacked him with a baseball bat, according to Police Chief Thomas Connolly Jr.
The man said he responded by grabbing a knife off the kitchen counter and stabbing his attacker, who then ran off, police said.
At the same time officers were investigating that call, another man called from Roberts Street. That man, the same one accused of the home invasion by the first caller, told police that an unknown assailant broke into his home and attacked him with a knife.
Police were dubious because they found blood in a car parked at the rear of the Roberts Street house, blood that was consistent with the torso wound the man suffered, Connolly said.
The man who was stabbed was taken to Goodall Hospital and then transported to Maine Medical Center because of the severity of his injuries, the chief said.
Nobody has been charged yet in the incident and police are not releasing any names at this time because both men are potentially victims until charges are brought.
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