RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police are investigating the stabbing of a good Samaritan who was intervening on behalf of a homeless person being harassed by three people.

Police Lt. Al Snober told the Reno Gazette Journal the good Samaritan got into a verbal confrontation with the three that turned physical in downtown casino district Tuesday night.

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One of the three pulled out a knife during the fight and stabbed the intervenor in the leg, causing a non life-threatening injury.

The incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. near First and Sierra Streets, causing the brief closure of the streets.

Detectives are still putting together a description of the three suspects.

Snober encouraged anyone who witnesses a similar situation to call the police instead of intervening in a potentially dangerous situation.

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com