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Posted: Sunday, June 9, 2013 2:03 pm

Lodi police and fire departments were called to a report of a stabbing Sunday, but it turned out to be a homeless man cutting his hand during an argument south of the Mokelumne River near Highway 99, according to Lodi Police Lt. Rick Griffin.

The man and his girlfriend, also a transient, were having an argument about cans they had in a shopping cart when the man cut his hand, either from a jagged edge of the shopping cart or from a screwdriver the girlfriend was holding, Griffin said.

The girlfriend and a couple of witnesses confirmed that the 1:30 p.m. incident was an accident, Griffin. Nevertheless, the incident caused several police officers, firefighters and an ambulance to respond.

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