NOPD reports four stabbings in 24 hours
Four cuttings or stabbings were reported in Orleans Parish between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, police said.
Police said the first incident happened about 1 p.m. Saturday at Tchoupitoulas and Calliope streets.
Police said a 51-year-old panhandler was approached by someone who said, “It’s not your turn.” A fight ensued and the panhandler was stabbed.
About an hour and a half later, a 29-year-old woman was stabbed in Central City.
Police said the woman became involved in an argument with a neighbor in the 2500 block of Freret Street. The fight became physical and the neighbor stabbed her with an unknown object.
Early Sunday morning, another woman suffered a laceration after an argument turned physical in New Orleans East, police said.
The 23-year-old woman was arguing with her boyfriend about 2:45 a.m. in the 14700 block of Chef Menteur Highway when she was wounded. She was treated at a local hospital.
Just a few minutes later, police reported another incident at South Claiborne and Napoleon avenues in Uptown.
A 32-year-old man was stabbed after he got into a fight with three other men, police said. He was transported to a local hospital after receiving a wound to the body. He was listed in stable condition.
U-Haul employee robbed at gunpoint
A U-Haul employee was robbed at gunpoint about 7:15 p.m. Saturday in New Orleans East, according to the NOPD.
Police said the 34-year-old victim was trying to lock the door to a business in the 4400 block of Michoud Boulevard when a man approached him with a gun and ordered him to go back inside and open the safe.
The robber fled with the cash from the safe, police said.
Student’s robbery report deemed false
A Tulane University student filed a false police report when he said he was robbed at gunpoint Saturday afternoon, the school’s police force reported.
The 20-year-old said Saturday that he was approached by a man who robbed him about 3 p.m. in the 800 block of Broadway. University police said Sunday that the student gave false statements to both the Tulane Police Department and the New Orleans Police Department.
The student had given a description of the man he said robbed him.
Man robbed at gunpoint in Uptown
A 22-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint Saturday evening in Uptown after getting out of his car, police said.
Police said the victim was approached by two men in the 1200 block of Peniston Street about 7:30 p.m. One of the men was armed with a gun.
They demanded the victim hand over his keys. They got into the victim’s car but couldn’t start it, police said, so they fled with the man’s keys.
Aggravated assault reported in Gretna
An aggravated assault happened Saturday afternoon in Gretna, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.
The crime happened about 5 p.m. at Wall and Lapalco boulevards. No other information was made available.
Aggravated burglary reported in Algiers
Two armed men forced their way into a home in the 900 block of Teche Street in Algiers about 10 p.m. Saturday, New Orleans police said.
A man and a woman, both 33, were home at the time. The intruders demanded property from the man, then fled after striking him.