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Man finds knife in own back... three years after being stabbed

He thought something was itchy.

Not the knife in question.
Not the knife in question.
Image: yashima via Flickr

BILLY MCNEELY WAS just scratching what he thought was an old itch. It turned out to be a knife blade that had been buried in his back for almost three years.

McNeely said this week it all goes back to an April, 2010, birthday party in his home town of Fort Good Hope in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

He got into a fight over an arm-wrestling contest and was stabbed five times. A doctor stitched him up back then and never took X-rays.

Ever since, McNeely would set off metal detectors and he’s had a lump in his back where the knife went in. It never stopped nagging him and grew more painful this week.

Doctors dug out a blade about 7cm long.

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