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Police: New Mexico man escapes gun fire with knife

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ALAMOGORGO, N.M. (AP) - Police say it was a case of a man bringing a knife to a gun fight - and winning.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://goo.gl/g3kgSY) a 65-year-old man stabbed Johnnie Ridley last week after Ridley fired a .22 caliber revolver during an argument.

Alamogordo Detective Sgt. Dave McColley says the man feared he was going to be shot and stabbed Ridley in the leg.

The 47-year-old Ridley faces a number of charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken to a hospital and later released.

The man who stabbed Ridley was not charged.

It was not known if Ridley had an attorney.

Ridley's arrest photo shows him wearing a T-shirt that reads: "You didn't beat me. I let you win."

Information from: Alamogordo Daily News, http://www.alamogordonews.com

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