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Lincoln man jailed after stabbing fellow passenger as they rode in same car, police say
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Lincoln man jailed after stabbing fellow passenger as they rode in same car, police say

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A Lincoln man is in jail after police say he stabbed a 34-year-old man as the two rode as passengers in the same car Thursday.

Jacob Hodgdon, 32, was taken into custody about 20 minutes after the alleged stabbing occurred near 48th and Dudley streets at about 2 p.m., Lincoln Police Officer Erin Spilker said.

Jacob Hodgdon


Spilker said Hodgdon fled the car both men were in after the stabbing, as a third passenger called police. The driver then took the victim to the hospital, and Spilker said the knife suspected to have been used in the stabbing was found in the vehicle.

The victim was hospitalized with serious but not life-threatening injuries. It's unclear what led to the alleged stabbing, Spilker said.

Hodgdon was arrested near 44th and Madison streets on suspicion of second-degree assault, use of a weapon to commit a felony and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.  

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