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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of a Philadelphia city councilman (all times local):

7 p.m.

A Philadelphia city councilman stabbed in an attempted robbery near his residence says he’s lucky the blade didn’t hit his vital organs.

Republican Councilman David Oh was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon. He told reporters at an impromptu news conference on his front porch that he feels “very good” and is in good spirits.

Oh says he was coming home from work Wednesday night when a man approached, demanded the keys to his car and stabbed him once in the left side.

Police are still looking for the assailant.

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5 p.m.

A Philadelphia city councilman stabbed in an attempted robbery near his residence has been released from the hospital.

Republican Councilman David Oh was released Thursday afternoon. A legislative aide says Oh is in good spirits and had run his council office from his hospital bed.

Police continued searching for his assailant; no arrests have been made.

Police say Oh was stabbed once in the left side late Wednesday night by a would-be robber as he was getting out of his car.

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9:25 a.m.

A legislative aide says a Philadelphia city councilman stabbed in an attempted robbery near his residence had surgery overnight and is expected to return home soon.

Police say Republican Councilman David Oh was stabbed once in the left side late Wednesday night by a would-be robber as he was getting out of his car.

No arrests have been made.

Oh’s legislative aide says the councilman, a minister’s son, “does not have any ill will toward the person who attacked him.” The aide says “that’s just the way he is.”

The aide says the attacker was a complete stranger.

Oh was first elected to council in 2011. He’s the first Asian-American elected to public office in Philadelphia, and the only U.S. military veteran currently serving on council.

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1 a.m.

A Philadelphia city councilman has been wounded in a stabbing near his home.

Police say Republican Councilman David Oh was getting out of his car late Wednesday night when he was stabbed once in the left side of his body during an attempted robbery.

Oh was taken to a hospital, where he’s in critical, but stable condition.

No arrests have been made. Police continue to investigate.

Oh was first elected to council in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. He’s the first Asian-American elected to public office in Philadelphia, and the only U.S. military veteran currently serving on council.

Democratic City Council President Darrell Clarke released a statement after the stabbing asking all Philadelphians to “keep Councilman Oh and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”

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12:30 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia city councilman has been wounded in a stabbing near his home.

Police say Councilman David Oh was getting out of his car late Wednesday night when he was stabbed in the back during an attempted robbery.

Oh was taken to a hospital, where he’s in critical, but stable condition.

No arrests have been made.

Police continue to investigate.

Oh was first elected to council in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. He’s the first Asian-American elected to public office in Philadelphia, and the only U.S. military veteran currently serving on council.

City Council President Darrell Clarke released a statement after the stabbing asking all Philadelphians to “keep Councilman Oh and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”

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12:00 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia city councilman has been wounded in a stabbing near his home.

Police say Councilman David Oh was getting out of his car late Wednesday night when he was stabbed during an attempted robbery.

Oh was taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately available.

No arrests have been made.

Police continue to investigate.

Oh was first elected to council in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. He’s the first Asian-American elected to public office in Philadelphia, and the only U.S. military veteran currently serving on council.

City Council President Darrell Clarke released a statement after the stabbing asking all Philadelphians to “keep Councilman Oh and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”

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