Anthony Kirby


A Metropolis man has been arrested and charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly stabbed another man in the back and slashed the man's neck during a fight.

Anthony M. Kirby, 29, was arrested Wednesday morning following a 911 call reporting the stabbing.

According to a news release from Metropolis Police Department, officers responded to the scene just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. They found that Kirby had fought with a 50-year-old man in an alley in the 1200 block of Coburn.

During the fight, Kirby allegedly pulled a knife, according to police, and stabbed the victim in the back and slashed him in the neck. The victim was injured but his wounds are not life-threatening, police said.

Kirby is in custody at the Massac County Detention Center.

— The Southern

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