Police: Providence man stabbed following robbery attempt

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Police say a 36-year-old Providence man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital after a group of men tried to rob him on Reservoir Avenue late Thursday night.

Police say the victim was walking home when one of the men tried to take his earrings out. When the victim tried to run away, one of the men stabbed him.

Police say his injuries are not life-threatening. They called the situation a “robbery gone bad.”

Police say the stabbing happened two minutes after a shooting nearby on Rushmore Avenue and Maynard Street. Providence Police say the two incidents are not related.