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Police identify 21-year-old arrested for slashing in northeast Lincoln
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Police identify 21-year-old arrested for slashing in northeast Lincoln

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Stabbing scene

Two men sustain non-life-threatening injuries after stabbing incident Saturday afternoon in northeast Lincoln.

Police on Monday identified the man arrested for a slashing that injured two men, sending one to a hospital, Saturday afternoon in northeast Lincoln as 21-year-old Keagen Webber.

Officer Erin Spilker said Webber was booked into jail and later charged with two counts of second-degree assault, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and assault by strangulation or suffocation.

Spilker said the injuries sustained by the 40- and 37-year-old victims were non-life-threatening.

Keagen Webber

Keagen Webber

According to court records, police went to a house near 40th Street and Colfax Avenue, north of Cornhusker Highway, just after 3:30 p.m. on a report of a stabbing.

A teenager waved down police at 40th and Fremont streets, saying Webber's 22-year-old girlfriend had been kidnapped and that he and Webber had gone to the house on Colfax to find her. 

When they got there, police say, Webber allegedly ran toward the two men and assaulted them with a knife. 

Spilker said the 40-year-old man was left with several superficial cuts and puncture wounds to his back and the right side of his body, some of which required stitches. The 37-year-old man had minor injuries, Spilker said.

She said the victims of the stabbing had been trying to take Webber's girlfriend to a safe location because they believed he was assaulting her, but the woman didn't want to go. 

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Public safety reporter

Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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