Two assaulted in separate North Walnut incidents early New Year’s Day; No arrest yet in South College stabbing

Police responded to assaults at two different locations on North Walnut early New Year’s Day, in addition to the stabbing on South College, according to the Bloomington Police Department.

Police responded to Kalao nightclub for a fight in progress around 2:02 a.m. The police report says a man and woman were fighting, and a male tried to break up the fight, which resulted in another fight. An injured person was transported to Monroe Hospital for a head injury.

Then at 2:43 a.m. police responded to La Una Cantina to investigate an assault. A woman told police she was with her husband when another man and woman passed, and someone grabbed her buttocks. The woman turned around to see who grabbed her and was confronted by the other female, and then shoved. Then the woman noticed her husband was on the ground with injuries to his eye and back of his head. The husband couldn’t recall any of the event that left him injured. Police will follow up with the business to try and determine who assaulted the injured man.

A suspect in the stabbing in an alley in the 200 block of South College Avenue has not been arrested.

Here is a police statement about the stabbing:

“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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