Overnight stabbing downtown sends man to hospital

IMPD held suspect near Post Office.
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The 27-year-old male suspect in stabbings overnight in downtown Indianapolis gave police his name as Larry Johnson. 

One victim, 54-year-old Joseph Hicks, was stabbed near Maryland and Illinois and a second victim, 51-year-old Austin Minor, was stabbed by the same suspect earlier near Georgia & Illinois. 

IMPD is also investigating another stabbing earlier near the Conrad Hotel on Washington Street, that may have also been the same suspect.   That victim was 30-year-old Drrand Jones.

Metro Police quickly caught a man suspected of stabbing another man downtown early Monday.  The stabbing occurred on the northeast corner of Maryland and Illinois shortly before 1:15 a.m.

Police told Eyewitness News the victim suffered a serious wound to his neck, but is expected to survive.  He told police the suspect approached him while acting crazy and stabbed him. Robbery was not a motive, according to the victim.

After the stabbing, an IMPD officer saw the suspect throw away the knife near the U.S. Post Office at Capitol and South, and apprehended him there.

Witnesses told police the suspect also pulled the knife when a homeless person asked him for cigarette near Illinois and Washington before the stabbing.

Police say the victim may also be homeless, although he has an address.

The suspect was not carrying any identification.

The investigation is ongoing.