SUV hits several people in downtown Indianapolis, driver suspected of stabbing
Law enforcement officials say the incident is linked to a stabbing that took place elsewhere in the city earlier in the morning.
A woman was stabbed in the stomach and taken to Eskenazi Hospital. Then the suspect reportedly got into a vehicle, and drove around downtown Indianapolis knocking down pedestrians, CBS Indianapolis reports.
BREAKING PIC: Police apprehend man believed to be driver in string of hit and runs in Downtown Indy pic.twitter.com/3C1JvbTNAS— Shawn Reynolds (@ShawnRTV6) August 26, 2015
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said they were looking for the suspect, who was driving a silver Ford Edge car. After striking the pedestrians, the driver fled.
Soon afterward, police said they found the unoccupied SUV parked near 30th and Cold Spring. They later took a man believed to be responsible for the hit-and-run incidents into custody.
The affected areas included Pennsylvania and Market, where two pedestrians were hit and taken away to hospital; Ohio and Illinois – where pedestrian was hit, but walked away from the scene with no serious injuries – and Michigan and Delaware, where a motorcyclist was run over, according to CBS 4 Indianapolis.
It is not known how badly the victims’ injuries are. A witness told 24-Hour News 8 that two men were taken away in an ambulance, but they were said to be awake and talking.
Here's the scene at Market and Penn where police say a hit and run driver hit multiple pedestrians. pic.twitter.com/NetXZ3vUY4— Jessica Smith (@JessicaASmith8) August 26, 2015
Police investigating multiple reports downtown of a a hit-and-run driver. A motorcyclist hit at Michigan & Delaware pic.twitter.com/y8Y55mopGK— Julie Pursley (@JuliePursley6) August 26, 2015