Police: Victim stabbed while playing Pokémon game in San Antonio Park


A man was stabbed Saturday morning in a park in San Antonio while playing a Pokémon game, according to police.

The stabbing happened at about 1:45 a.m. on the 9300 block of Somerset Road, KSAT reported.

Police say the man was playing a Pokémon game in a park when two men approached him. The men stabbed the gamer in the upper body several times before fleeing on foot, KENS 5 noted.

The victim then drove to his home and called for medical attention. He was transported to the San Antonio Military Medical Center and is said to be in stable condition.

The two suspects have not yet been found or identified.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing.

The attack isn’t the first time a person has been stabbed while playing a Pokémon game.

In July 2016, at the height of the pokemon go rage, an Oregon man was stabbed while playing the game on a device, Breitbart News reported. Despite his injuries, the victim was determined to “catch them all” and continued to play before seeking medical attention.

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