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GARY — A fight between two Gary men ended with one man stabbing the other man's back and torso and biting his face early Thursday, police said.

Officers were called about 5:30 a.m. to a home on the 4100 block of Delaware Street, where they found the 27-year-old victim and 41-year-old suspect.

The victim had been stabbed five times — three times in the back and twice in the left side of his chest — and bitten on the left side of his face, Cmdr. Jack Hamady said. He was taken to Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus.

The victim told police he was stabbed with a "big (expletive) butcher knife," Hamady said. Officers recovered a knife from the home's basement.

The homeowner told police the victim lived at the Delaware Street address, while the suspect was visiting.

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The suspect was arrested and released Thursday afternoon pending further investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Gregory Wolf at 219-881-1210. To remain anonymous, call 866-CRIME-GP. 

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Morning Cops/Breaking News Reporter

Olivia is the morning cops/breaking news reporter at The Times. She spends her time monitoring traffic and weather reports, scanning crime logs and reading court documents. The Idaho native and University of Idaho grad has been with The Times since 2019.