Homeless man stabbed by Downtown Partnership guide, police say

A 43-year-old homeless man was stabbed this morning during a confrontation with two employees from the Downtown Partnership, police said.

Around 7:20 a.m., at the intersection of Bath and Davis streets, just to the south of The Sun building, the victim got into a verbal argument with the two employees, police said. During the dispute, one of the employees stabbled the man, who was taken to the hospital with non-life-threating injuries.

The Downtown Partnership released a statement identifying the employee who stabbed the homeless man as one of the organization's guides, the workers who wear brightly colored uniforms, keep streets clean, and offer directions to tourists.

The statement reads in full: "Earlier this morning a Downtown Baltimore Guide was involved in a stabbing. We understand the victim is a homeless man who is in stable condition at Mercy Hospital. It is unclear how the altercation began but early reports indicate the Guide was not the instigator. The police were called and we are cooperating fully with the investigation."

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