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A 17-year-old Madison boy was stabbed while sitting in a car with other people Monday night, but his wounds were considered non-life-threatening.

The incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of North Street, Madison police said.

"A dispute broke out in the car," said police spokesman Joel DeSpain. "After he was stabbed, he was able to flee and get to a hospital."

Detectives said the stabbing was a targeted act of violence and there was no danger to the general community.

Bill Novak is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.

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