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3 Injured During Altercation With Knife in Evansville

Police say multiple people received stab and cut wounds during an altercation in Evansville Monday after an exchange of words turned violent.

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 10:35 AM
Updated: Jan 26, 2021 10:44 AM

The Evansville Police Department says two people were found stabbed and cut on Monday after an altercation that took place on E. Columbia Street.

According to EPD, officers inside the department's West Sector Office could hear people fighting nearby on E Columbia St on Monday around 6:15 p.m.

After checking in on the incident, officers found two females and a male. They say one of the females and the male had been stabbed and cut with a knife, and that a male suspect had fled the scene.

According to EPD, the victims and suspect all knew each other prior to the violence, which occurred after the suspect showed up at the victim's residence and an exchange of words led to a struggle.

During that struggle, EPD says the suspect ended up on top of the female victim. When the male victim went to pull him off, he noticed the suspect had a knife in his hand. 

Police say both the female and the male victims ended up wounded by the knife, as did the suspect, who received several stab wounds to his body.

The suspect then fled on foot to the north on Lafayette Avenue, dropping the knife as he fled, according to EPD. He was later found near the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Maryland Street.

Police tell us the suspect was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries and is expected to survive, and that the victims are also expected to survive their injuries.

According to EPD, the suspect is currently receiving treatment at the hospital due to the extent of his injuries. His identity hasn't been released at this time.

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