LaPorte man transported to South Bend after stabbing

2013-12-27T13:31:00Z 2013-12-27T20:44:31Z LaPorte man transported to South Bend after stabbingStan Maddux Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
December 27, 2013 1:31 pm  • 

LAPORTE | A LaPorte man was transported to a South Bend hospital after allegedly being stabbed in the mid-section by his live-in girlfriend.

The woman, after being questioned by detectives, was not immediately charged, pending the outcome of the investigation.

"We don't know at this time if there's going to be any arrests," said LaPorte Police detective Brian Phillips.

According to police, just after 12:30 a.m. Friday officers responded to a home in the 500 block of Philadelphia Street on the city's east side.

The victim, 48, contacted a friend after being stabbed, who took him to I-U Health LaPorte Hospital before police arrived at the home. He was later transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend due to his injuries.

Phillips would not disclose how many times the man was stabbed, but said there was at least one puncture wound to his lower left side.

The woman, 48, admitted stabbing the man with a steak knife retrieved from the kitchen counter, police said. Police said she also told investigators he had slapped her twice.

Recovered was the alleged weapon, a six-inch long steak knife with blood on the tip of the blade.

Phillips said more investigating is needed before the case is presented to prosecutors.

A factor in not making an arrest right away is a history of domestic violence at the residence, police said.

Phillips said the man and woman also told police they had been drinking alcoholic beverages.

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