2 men assaulted, stabbed at Bradenton apartment complex

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BRADENTON, FL. - Authorities are looking for two suspects after two men are assaulted and stabbed at a Bradenton apartment complex.

It happened Tuesday around 12:30 a.m. at the Lost Creek Apartments, 11160 Lost Creek Ter. in Bradenton.

Manatee County Deputies responded to the Lost Creek Apartments in reference to a stabbing and an attempted robbery.

According to a report, Richard Reese was followed to his residence at Lost Creek by two suspects. The suspects confronted Reese in the parking lot and demanded money. Reese did not have any money and the suspects attempted to take Reese’s’ motorized scooter by force.

Reese ran towards his apartment and the suspects followed. A struggle ensued and Reese was stabbed in the hand by one of the suspects and sustained a superficial wound. A neighbor, Paul Knopf, heard the commotion and came to the aid of Reese. Knopf was then stabbed in the thigh.

The suspects fled the scene in a white vehicle.

EMS responded and treated the victims.

The suspects are described as 2 white males in their early 20's, 6'00, 200 lbs, driving a white vehicle.

Anyone with information about a crime is asked to call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS (8477).