20-year-old Lima man stabbed in unprovoked attack

A man was stabbed in the neck Thursday night at 11:20 p.m. in the 600 Block of Harrison Avenue. The Lima Police Department was dispatched to Lima Memorial Hospital for stabbing victim, 20-year-old Tamoze Thorton, of Lima. The victim was taken in by family after being attacked by an unknown black man with a knife. Mr. Thorton was reportedly stabbed in the neck during this unprovoked attack.

The suspect was described as a dark-complected black man, in his late 30’s or early 40’s, with a medium build, and wearing all dark clothing. The suspect was said to be attempting to sell a computer tablet prior to the attack. Mr. Thorton’s condition is unknown, but his wounds are not believed to be life threatening.

Anyone that has information about the suspect or this incident is urged to call Steve Stechschulte, at the Lima Police Department, or Crime Stoppers at 419-229-STOP.