Man in Halloween costume stabbed after attempting to scare strangers

Posted at 6:08 PM, Nov 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-01 20:08:56-04

MURRAY, Utah – A man was taken to a hospital Friday night with a stab wound he suffered after he allegedly tried to scare some strangers while wearing a Halloween costume.

Police officials said they responded to the area of 1300 E. Hemingway Drive after a man was stabbed.

A man believed to be in his 30s approached a man, woman, teenager and child who were in a group and tried to scare them. The man was wearing some kind of Halloween costume, and one person in the group stabbed the man during the encounter.

Officials said the costumed man did not know the group of people he allegedly attempted to scare, and it is not clear exactly what led up to the stabbing.

The man was taken to a hospital to be treated for a stab wound, which was serious enough that medical personnel considered stitching the wound.

Police said the incident is under investigation and that it is possible charges will be filed. Officials said if you find yourself in a situation like this, the appropriate response is to separate yourself from the stranger and seek assistance.