Police report three stabbed in separate N.O. incidents
Three people were stabbed in separate incidents Sunday and Monday in New Orleans, including one man who awoke to find himself in the hospital with a punctured lung.
The first stabbing was reported about 4:45 a.m. Sunday near Elizardi and Wall boulevards in Algiers.
The 48-year-old victim told police he was walking from a club when a car drove up. He said a man got out of the car, mumbled something about a woman, then swung what appeared to be a pair of scissors at the victim.
The victim was cut in the hand, police said. His wound was not serious.
Later Sunday night, a man was stabbed in the St. Claude neighborhood.
The 52-year-old victim was walking to a party in the 1300 block of Alvar Street when he was attacked. He woke up later at the hospital with a stab wound to his back, police said.
He was in serious condition with a puncture wound to his lung, police said.
Early Monday morning, a woman was stabbed in the St. Roch neighborhood.
The 31-year-old victim and 34-year-old Karl Moore were in an argument about 2:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Arts Street when Moore allegedly stabbed the victim in the right thigh with a pair of scissors.
The victim refused treatment, and a warrant was issued for Moore for aggravated battery by cutting, according to the police log.
Man accused of firing gun arrested after search
New Orleans police arrested a man Monday after he allegedly fired a gun in the 7th Ward.
Blake Authement, 19, was booked on charges including aggravated assault and aggravated assault upon a peace officer with a firearm.
Police said Authement was inside a home in the 1600 block of Touro Street when he began to fire his gun about 9 a.m.
He then ran outside and allegedly threatened several people and fired the gun again, striking several cars.
Police said Authement pointed the gun at an officer who approached him but did not fire, and no one else was injured.
Authement then ran away, police said, leading them to set up a perimeter while they searched for him. Police said they found him a short time later in the 1800 block of North Derbigny Street.
He remained jailed Monday evening. Bail had not been set.
City Park miniature train strikes boy, 4, crossing tracks
A 4-year-old boy was taken to a local hospital with cuts to his legs after being struck Sunday evening by the City Park miniature train, New Orleans police said.
The child was hit after he tried to run across the tracks about 6 p.m., police said.
He was taken to the hospital with cuts to his legs. His wounds were not serious, police said.
Inmate tries to punch deputy, booked for resisting police
An inmate in the Jefferson Parish Prison was booked on additional charges Saturday after picking a fight with a deputy, according to arrest records.
Brian Sandoval, 27, allegedly tried to punch a deputy during a dispute that began after Sandoval didn’t comply with an order to place a mattress in a specific stack.
According to an arrest report, Sandoval tried to strike the deputy in the face. He missed, and the deputy returned a “defensive counter strike” that hit Sandoval in the right eye.
After a brief scuffle, Sandoval was restrained and handcuffed.
He was booked with one count of resisting police with force or violence.
Police: Woman booked after hitting son-in-law with bat
A Kenner woman was arrested Saturday evening after she allegedly attacked her son-in-law with a baseball bat.
According to an arrest log, Terry Smith, 54, hit her son-in-law in the upper torso and head.
The log stated that the victim was fighting with Smith’s daughter at the time of the incident.
Deputies located Smith at her apartment in the 300 block of Clemson Street. She told them she had amnesia and refused to cooperate.
According to the arrest log, the victim in the attack blocked the bat with his hands and suffered a right swollen palm.
Smith was booked on one charge of aggravated battery. Her bail was set at $5,000.