Two seriously injured in stabbing; one in custody

T-R PhotoS By TREVOR BABCOCK — The 100 block of North 2nd Street where the alleged stabbing incident involving three people occurred around noon on Thursday.

A 24-year-old man is in custody after a stabbing incident in which two people suffered significant injuries.

The incident unfolded at approximately 12:14 p.m. Thursday at an apartment on the 100 block of North Second Street.

When police arrived on scene, a 51-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man were found in the yard of the apartment complex suffering from significant stab wounds to their upper torsos. The 24-year-old man, who admitted stabbing at least one of the victims, was also located on scene with a minor injury. Tupper said all parties know each other.

Both victims were alert and able to communicate, Police Chief Mike Tupper said. All three were transported to a medical facility for treatment and evaluation.

The MPD has identified the person alleged to be responsible for these assaults and there is no danger to the public. Tupper said charges are pending.

Names of the victims are not being released at this time, pending family notifications.

A neighbor who was present during the incident, Shana Arp, said the stabbing victims are a family — a mother, stepdad and son. Arp said she saw all three of them outside of the apartment with wounds.

“My kids came outside to play, and they came running back in telling me that the neighbors have been stabbed …” Arp said. “I went and told my mom to call 911 and I came back out … then my kids ran back in to get some towels to put over their stab wounds. We tried to help them that way, calm them down and wait for the ambulance to show up.”

Shari Hippen, who was also present, described herself as a close friend of the victims. She said the son had recently moved back in with his parents.

Tupper said anyone with information regarding the incident can give the police a call at 641-754-5725.

Contact Trevor Babcock at 641-753-6611 or tbabcock@timesrepublican.com.


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