PLATTEVILLE MAN ATTACKED
A man from Platteville has been treated
for a stab wound after he was attacked by
five men while he walked along a road in
the Town of Belmont Monday night.
Lafayette County authorities say the
20-year-old man was walking along
West Mound Road near the “M” just
after 8:30 pm. That’s when five persons
approached him and demanded his
wallet. The man refused and that’s
when a fight ensued. The man fought
with the suspects and he reportedly
injured three of them. After the fight,
the attackers fled the scene in a black,
extended cab Ford F-150 pick-up.
The victim told authorities the
men were wearing masks at the
time of the incident. The man was taken
to Southwest Health Center in Platteville
for treatment of a non-life threatending
stab wound. He was treated and released.
Helping Lafayette County authorities at
the scene were the Platteville Police,
and Iowa County authorities. The incident
remains under investigation.
Lafayette County authorities do not
identify the victim in the news release
issued to the media.