Two separate alleged stabbing incidents occurred in or near the French Quarter from August 15 to 19, one in which the suspect got taken down by out-of-town police officers, according to various local news reports.
The first incident occurred on August 15 at about 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Canal and Bourbon Streets, according to WGNO, when 54-year-old Dwayne Walker stabbed a 57-year-old man in the chest with a kitchen knife.
The incident happened while thousands of cops were in town for the National Fraternal Order of Police convention from August 11-15, and two Kansas City cops who witnessed the altercation in front of their hotel Thursday morning immediately took Walker down.
According to WGNO, Kansas City police officer Justin Pinkerton stopped the bleeding while his colleague Todd Templeton spoke to the victim.
Walker was arrested by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), who booked Walker into the Orleans Parish Justice Center a short time later on suspicion of one count of aggravated battery. He’s currently being held on a $5,000 bond, according to records.
WDAF in Kanas City reported that the victim is expected to recover.
Then on August 18, according to The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate, a 30-year-old man was allegedly stabbed in the chest during an armed robbery near the corner of Decatur and St. Louis streets. The incident was reported to the police at 9:09 a.m. on Sunday morning, according to the newspaper
An unknown man approached the 30-year-old and demanded his property, according to the newspaper. The reported victim refused and “tried to fight off” the alleged attacker, who stabbed the 30-year-old man in the chest and in the finger.
The NOPD told the newspaper that the man was taken to a local hospital where he was treated.
The NOPD didn’t release a description of the suspect, according to the newspaper.