Suspect in custody, man in critical condition after downtown Lincoln stabbing

Lincoln Police have a suspect in custody
Lincoln Police said a man is fighting for his life following a stabbing in downtown Lincoln Friday morning.
Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 10:03 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2022 at 5:59 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln Police said a man is fighting for his life following a stabbing in downtown Lincoln Friday morning.

Officers responded to 11th and N Streets around 9:30 a.m. and found a 37-year-old Lincoln man who had been stabbed. The man was taken to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries.

As officers were responding, suspect information was provided over the police radio. Members of the Nebraska State Patrol were in the area and located the suspect, 29-year-old Hser Htoo of Lincoln, who was arrested.

The investigation revealed the two initially had an argument while riding a bus. They were removed from the bus near the bus stop at 11th and N Street and upon exiting the bus, continued their disagreement. Htoo is alleged to have then produced a knife, stabbed the victim and left the area.

Htoo was lodged in jail for 1st Degree Assault and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony.

The Lincoln Police Department Crime Scene Unit had completed the investigation at the scene with the area now open for normal traffic flow. This remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 402.441.6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402.475.3600.

In December, Htoo was arrested in Lincoln for possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed weapon, and two outstanding warrants. In that case, police recovered a samurai sword in a sheath with a 19-inch blade as well as a glass pipe with meth residue in Htoo’s vehicle.

Hser Htoo
Hser Htoo(Lincoln Police)
The area of 11th Street between O and N Streets will be closed while Lincoln Police investigate...
The area of 11th Street between O and N Streets will be closed while Lincoln Police investigate a stabbing Friday morning.(10/11 NOW)
Lincoln Police are blocking off an area of downtown Lincoln following a report of a stabbing...
Lincoln Police are blocking off an area of downtown Lincoln following a report of a stabbing Friday morning.(10/11 NOW)

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