New Orleans Man In Wheelchair Goes On Stabbing Spree With Steak Knife
Thursday night in New Orleans, a wheelchair bound man went on a stabbing spree in the French Quarter.
KATC reports Keith Martin, 56, was in his wheelchair in the middle of the intersection of Exchange Place and Iberville Street. It all started when Martin began stabbing the hood of a vehicle in the intersection.
At the same time, a man was crossing the intersection on foot when Martin attacked him, stabbing him in the chest. The victim then sprayed Martin with pepper spray and Martin fled the scene in his wheel chair.
From KATC -
"A third victim and a New Orleans EMS observed the situation and intervened. Martin did not comply when he was instructed to drop the knife.
An NOPD officer on scene gave multiple verbal commands to drop the steak knife in his hand. Martin did not comply, according to the report.
The officer used a stun gun to subdue Martin."
The victim who was stabbed in the chest was transported to a hospital.
Martin was evaluated at a local hospital before being booked into jail.