Graphic by Eric T. Styles
Two people sustained stabbing injuries after they were attacked by a single male suspect within a short span of time near Toulouse Street in the French Quarter, according to New Orleans Police on Saturday.
Officials said first incident occurred when a 52-year-old man was stabbed by the suspect in an unprovoked attack shortly before midnight on Friday near the intersection of Bourbon and Toulouse streets. The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injuries, according to the NOPD.
Witnesses described the suspect as a Black male with gold teeth wearing a white shirt and blue shorts.
The second stabbing occurred a little more than 10 minutes later in the 700 block of Toulouse Street when a Black male with the same description as the suspect walked up to a 44-year-old woman and stabbed her in the back multiple times after she refused to buy him a drink, according to the NOPD. Police said the suspect fled on foot towards Royal Street.
Bystanders who witnessed the second incident also said the suspect stabbed the woman after she refused to give him a cigarette.
The conditions of both victims weren’t immediately available.
Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to contact the NOPD’s Eighth District at 504-658-6080 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
Eric T. Styles contributed to this report.