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03/02/2013 07:40 EST | Updated 07/29/2013 04:32 EDT

Teen Stabbed In Surrey Over Cigarette, Say Police

Close up of open cigarette pack and lighter
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Close up of open cigarette pack and lighter
SURREY, B.C. - Police are investigating the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy who was apparently approached by a man attempting to borrow a cigarette.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Murray Hedderson says the teen was hit on the head and stabbed in the abdomen when he couldn't provide a cigarette.

Hedderson says the suspect ran off, and the teen walked to a nearby home to have police called after the incident Friday night.

He says the youth was transported to hospital by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries.

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