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Man stabbed during Shawano County break-inSubmitted: 06/13/2013
Story By Newswatch 12 Newsteam

SHAWANO - A man got stabbed after forcing his way into a Shawano county residence.

Deputies got the call at 3:20 this morning, reporting a possible burglary in progress in Pulcifer.

A 35 year old Bonduel man apparently broke into the home of an 18 year old.

In the fight that followed, the 35 year old received at least one stab wound.

Officers found him nearby, and took him to Theta Clark Medical Center.

Police are still trying to learn exactly what happened.

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