LPD: Two stabbed in Lincoln overnight
Both hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln Police are working to learn more about two overnight stabbings that investigators believe are related.
The first one happened just after 11:30 p.m on Monday.
LPD says the first victim, a 27-year old man, walked into the Casey’s at 9th and South Streets with an unknown injury. Shortly thereafter, arriving officers determined that the man had been stabbed.
The victim told officers he had gotten a ride from a man while walking and while they were near the gas station, they saw another man and offered him a ride as well. Officers said shortly after there was a fight and the 27-year old was stabbed in the head.
Less than 30 minutes later, the second victim flagged down officers outside the LPD substation near 13th and F Streets, just before midnight.
LPD said a 51-year old man told officers that he had given a ride to a man and stopped at Casey’s when the man saw another man he knew, and asked if he would give them a ride.
The other man got in the car, and the 51-year old man said there was an argument that turned physical.
According to police, the 51-year old driver told officers that the original passenger, the 27-year old, jumped from the car and ran away. The driver thought that man had been stabbed during the confrontation.
LPD said the driver reported that the other man stayed in the car and held a knife to his throat, telling him to drive. According to officers, they stopped in an area on 11th and F Streets, then got out of the car.
Officers said the man then stabbed the 51-year old driver in the arm and hit him in the face. The driver then got up and ran away, flagging down an officer at the F Street Rec Center.
The man stole the driver’s cell phone and keys to his car, according to police.
Officers were able to locate the 51-year old victim’s car on G Street. LPD said the car and scene were processed for evidence. Officers also conducted a canvass of the area and are requesting video evidence from anyone in the area.
Police said the two victims were together earlier in the night, which they believe is a factor. LPD said right now it’s unclear what was taken in the robbery, how many suspects there are, where the stabbings happened and how else the victims are tied to the incident.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call investigators at (402) 441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at (402) 3600.
Both victims were rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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