Kearney Police Investigate Stabbing, Suspect in Custody

stabbingThe Kearney Police Department is piecing together the details of a stabbing early Saturday morning.

At around 4:00 a.m., on July 12, officers with the Kearney Police Department responded to a physical altercation involving several subjects at the Centennial Park Apartments in south Kearney.  Officers were told that one of the subjects was armed with a knife.

Following further investigation, officers were able to determine that a 20-year-old Kearney man had stabbed another 20-year-old Kearney man multiple times, then fled the scene just prior to the officers’ arrival.

Authorities say the suspect was located within minutes, several blocks away, and taken into custody.

He’s been charged with felony 1st degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. ¬†He was jailed at the Buffalo County Detention Center.

The victim was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment.

Police did not release the name of the suspect or the victim, and the victim’s condition is unknown.