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Man injured in attempted holdup on Grant Street by gang of five

A man was punched, slashed and stabbed Saturday night by during a robbery attempt at Grant Street and Garner Avenue, police said.

The victim, who was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of injuries that were described as serious, told police he was accosted by a gang of five young men who attacked him after he refused to give them anything.

Police said the victim suffered 15 stab wounds and was slashed multiple times on the face – one of the wounds 5 inches long. The man was found bleeding and semiconscious after the attack, which occurred between 7:38 and 8:17 p.m., police said.

Video surveillance from a store and a city camera are being examined.