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Well-known lumber dealer stabbed during argument

A well-known lumber dealer was stabbed to his neck during an argument and drove himself to a City hospital with a knife in his neck, eyewitnesses said.

Known only by his surname, Beckles, he was stabbed outside a taxi service just off Cummings and Church Streets while he was allegedly holding a weapon.

An eyewitness told Demerara Waves Online News that about 5:15 PM there was an altercation in which the perpetrator allegedly told a female associate of Beckles’ that he knew the businessman since he was a tout with his father.

Beckles allegedly hit the man who allegedly retaliated by removing a knife from a car and stabbing him to his back just below the neck

The businessman- who owns lumber yards on Norton Street, Lodge and Lombard Street, Werk-en-Rust- left with the six-inch long blade stuck in his body.

Sources said he underwent emergency surgery at a private hospital and was resting.