Police say a man stabbed a woman and an Uber driver in southeast Lincoln.
LINCOLN, Nebraska (Nebraska) — The Lincoln Police Department has arrested a man who they say stabbed a woman he knows and an Uber driver who was picking her up from work.
On Wednesday evening, around 10:00 pm, the officers were sent to the area of Normal Boulevard and Myrtle Street.
According to the LPD, the caller to 911 said they were waved by a woman who had a cut on her wrist and was crying.
The LPD said the officers who arrived were talking to a woman who said she was leaving work in the area around 48th Street and Van Dorn when a man she knew came out from behind a tree with a knife.
Officers said the woman ran to an arriving Uber she called to take her home, got into it, locked the doors, and ordered the driver to leave.
According to police, the man was close to the car and began to stab the Uber driver in the face and stomach through the open window.
The LPD stated that the man continued to attempt to stab the woman in the back seat, but she was able to deflect his attacks, however, her hand was cut.
Police say the Uber driver accelerated in a parking lot with a man hanging from the car, but crashed into a dumpster with enough force to deploy the airbags, causing the man clinging to the car to stop.
According to the LPD, the woman got out of the car and ran to 48th Street for help, while the suspect ran away.
Officers said they contacted the suspect after he called about an hour later to help with his injuries.
All three victims were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect was 39-year-old Manuel Cevallos-Mendez.
After a medical examination at a hospital, Cevallos-Mendez was arrested on charges of assault and using a weapon to commit a criminal offense.
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