The victim of a stabbing Friday morning is declining to press charges said Buchanan County Sheriff Bill Puett a few hours after the incident.

Details began to unfold about 9 a.m. Nov. 10 after an Atchison County Communications dispatched Atchison County EMS ambulance to a scene where a man had reported he had been stabbed in the back and was present at the first gas station across the Amelia Earhart Bridge in Winthrop, Mo.

Puett said authorities have determined the victim as an adult male in his late 30s, who resides in the vicinity south of Rushville, Missouri. The victim was transported to Mosaic hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury, Puett said.

“There has been no cooperation from the victim,” Puett said. “He is declining to prosecute and cooperate with authorities.”

Atchison County EMS was paged to the scene as mutual aid request for medical assistance from Buchanan County authorities and EMS while en route to respond. Atchison County EMS responders were the first to arrive on the scene, and transported the victim by ambulance to Mosaic LifeCare. The call was cancelled paging Buchanan County medical responders who were en route to the scene.

Communications Center dispatches indicated the victim initially made contact with Buchanan County authorities who in turn requested mutual aid assistance from EMS and Atchison authorities. Atchison police authorities also were on the scene within minutes.

Soon after the incident, the Atchison police authorities had launched an investigation.

Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson said the Atchison authorities were actually assisting Buchanan County at the initial stage of the investigation.

Mary Meyers can be reached via mary.meyers@atchisongobenow.com. Follow her on Twitter:@MARYMEYERSglobe

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