Update: Police investigate stabbing outside Bloomington, Indiana bar on New Year’s Day 2023

Update: Press release from Bloomington Police Department.

“On January 1, 2023, at approximately 1:23 a.m., officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 200 block of S College Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located a 32 year-old man with a significant injury to his abdomen consistent with a knife wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance, where he underwent emergency surgery. His current condition is unknown. 

Investigators were able to briefly speak with the victim prior to him being taken to surgery and he reported that he had been inside a nearby bar and had interacted with a man. The victim did not know the man prior to interacting with him inside the bar. He said that later in the night, he was in the east/west alleyway in the 200 block of S College Avenue when the same man approached him and stabbed him with a knife. The suspect then fled the area in an unknown direction and the victim walked back towards College Avenue, where he asked another man to call 911 for him because he had been stabbed. 

The suspect has not been identified or located. The investigation is ongoing and no further information is able to be released at this time. Anyone with information about the event is asked to contact Detective Jon Muscato at (812)339-4477.”

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