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2nd stabbing in 24 hours in El Paso…

A man was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a restaurant Thursday evening in what was the second stabbing attack to occur in 24 hours in the city.

It happened about 6:30 p.m. along Third Avenue between Mesa and Oregon streets in south El Paso’s Segundo Barrio neighborhood. About a dozen police officers cordoned off the block to investigate as a police helicopter circled overhead.

The victim, a 43-year-old man, was taken to University Medical Center in serious but stable condition; a police spokesman described his injuries as non-life threatening. The victim’s name was not released.

A witness at the scene told ABC-7 that the man suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest and abdomen.

Earlier Thursday, a man who was attacked and stabbed multiple times in the city’s Cincinnati Entertainment District died at UMC from his injuries.

63-year-old Chester Charles Woodward was found on the ground lying next to a bus bench at the Sun Metro stop at Stanton Street and Cincinnati Avenue late Wednesday night.

Friends of Woodward, a local musician and neighborhood fixture, said he was stabbed during a mugging, but investigators had not confirmed that detail.

No arrests had been made in either stabbing attack as of Thursday night.

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