Person stabbed in Walmart parking lot after road rage incident in Napoleon

Published: Mar. 26, 2021 at 8:47 AM EDT
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NAPOLEON, Ohio (WTVG) - Three people are being treated at local hospitals after a road rage incident ended in a stabbing in the parking lot of a Napoleon Walmart.

Napoleon Police say the incident started as a case of road rage on Scott St. just before 6 AM Friday and continued into the Walmart parking lot. An innocent bystander vehicle was hit, then the two original vehicles collided with each other.

“After the vehicles ran into each other and stopped one subject got out and started to assault the other subject,” said Lt. Edward Legg of the Napoleon Police Department.

Police say a male suspect followed a victim to the doors of the Walmart, which is where the stabbing occurred. The suspect and victim each had stab wounds.

“People intervened and got them split up,” said Lt. Legg.

Three people were taken to the hospital -- the two individuals with knife wounds, and a third person with traffic-related injuries. Their conditions are unknown, but the stabbing victim is said to be in serious condition.

One person was arrested but no one has been charged. Names have not been released. Police are asking anyone with information to call them to help piece the incident together.

It’s the second road rage incident in northwest Ohio this week. On Wednesday, a motorist got out of his car and began firing at another vehicle on Monroe St. in Toledo. The driver of the second car, who told police he had a CCW license, returned fire.

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