Stabbing at Tampa hookah lounge leaves man in critical condition; nobody cooperating

Hillsborough County

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A stabbing at a Tampa hookah lounge left a man in critical condition overnight, authorities said.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office put out a public plea for information after a stabbing that occurred early Wednesday morning at the Last Hour Hookah Lounge, 7544 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.

According to a sheriff’s office spokeswoman, the man was reaching down for his phone when he was stabbed in his upper body. The man’s friend drove him Advent Health Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

It’s unclear at this time if the man was targeted or attacked at random. Nobody who was inside of the lounge at the time is cooperating with the investigation, the spokeswoman said.

“Our detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to find the person responsible for this stabbing,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Any tip, big or small, could lead to answers. Please call us at (813) 247-8200 if you have any information that could help solve this case.”

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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