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Teen stabs himself in the stomach to get attention from his girlfriend

By Mason White 11:53 AM August 25, 2014

By: Aarav Sen
A teen who made up a story about being stabbed by muggers, admitted to police that he stabbed himself because he wanted attention from his girlfriend, police in Switzerland said.

The 19-year-old man originally claimed to have been attacked and stabbed by assailants in Balsthal, Solothurn.

Investigators said that they became suspicious about the teen’s story after things just didn’t add up.

The teen injured himself to get the attention of his girlfriend, although the exact circumstances of the incident remain unclear.

The man refused to talk about the stabbing, but said that he wanted to apologize to those involved. Police are building a criminal case against the teen on charges of perverting the course of justice.