NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man was critically wounded when he was stabbed in the chest outside a Donelson motel late Thursday night.

He was stabbed around 10:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind a maintenance shed at the Days Inn on Percy Priest Drive.

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The victim was stabbed and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told Metro police an older Black man wearing a white tank top and blue jean shorts approached the victim and tried to sell him a chainsaw. An argument occurred and the suspect stabbed the victim, according to Metro police.

The suspected stabber ran away and investigators are working to locate him.

No additional information was immediately released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

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