A 19-year-old man was found bleeding after a large party near Indiana University, according to the Indiana Police Department. A stabbing occurred when several partygoers “causing problems” were asked to leave the party, and a man pulled out a knife, but then several people kicked down the back door and then started a fight. An injured man was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.
A bystander at the scene told the Bloomingtonian that a man entered the residence and stabbed his friend after lunging at him.
Indiana University distributed the following shortly after:
“IU Notify Bloomington <[email protected]>
Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2022 1:22 AM
To: IU Notify Bloomington <[email protected]>
Subject: IUB update: B’ton police investigation at 425 N. Dunn. Stabbing suspect: white male, shoulder length curly brown hair, blue flannel, beanie. Call 911 with info.
IUB update: B’ton police investigation at 425 N. Dunn. Stabbing suspect: white male, shoulder length curly brown hair, blue flannel, beanie. Call 911 with info.”
The Bloomington Police Department is asking anybody with information to contact Detective Jeff Rodgers at (812)339-4477.
The Bloomington Police Department released the following information Saturday morning:
On 10/29 at approximately 12:35 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of N Dunn Street in reference to a report of a stabbing. Upon the arrival of officers, a 19 year-old man was located in the living room of the residence with a shirt wrapped around his left forearm, which was bleeding heavily. Individuals at the residence advised investigators that there was a large party at the house and some individuals had been kicked out of the party due to them causing problems. Witnesses stated that one of the individuals that had been kicked out, who was described as a “college-age” white male, produced a large knife and began waving it around near the rear entry door of the residence. A person therefore shut the door to keep the armed man out and multiple people then reportedly began kicking the door, eventually causing it to break and open. The individuals that had been kicked out of the party then entered the residence and started a fight with several party-goers in the living room. The man armed with a knife then stabbed the victim in the arm before fleeing from the house. A 20 year-old man also suffered a laceration above his eye, but it is unknown if the knife caused the injury. No individuals matching the description of those involved in the altercation were located in the area.
The stabbing victim was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital by ambulance, where he received treatment for the wound. The victim was reported to be in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. It is unknown if any of the involved parties are students at Indiana University. The investigation is active and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jeff Rodgers at (812)339-4477.