Tousauntt Knese was transported to Halifax Hospital, via EVAC, as a trauma alert. However, it was later learned that his injuries were non-life threatening.
Here is a synopsis of what occurred in the 3:48 a.m. Saturday incident as described by New Smyrna Beach Police Lt. Shane Riggle: "Police were dispatched to a call in reference to a male who had possibly been stabbed at 200 Robert St., in front of building I. Police learned that two white males, one described as tall and skinny, attempted to coerce money from the victim. When the victim refused to provide the subjects any money he was stabbed in the area of his collar bone and both subjects fled the scene in a unknown direction and unknown mode of transportation. New Smyrna Beach Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene to assist with the investigation."
There is no further suspect information available at this time, Riggle said.