Off-duty Bartlett officer stabbed multiple times in Midtown

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An off-duty Bartlett police officer was rushed to the hospital after being stabbed multiple times in Midtown.

According to police, it happened in the 1200 block of Peabody Avenue during the early morning hours Sunday.

The victim and a witness had reportedly been involved in an argument inside an Uber ride, then got out of the car. Someone then came out of a nearby house and began arguing with the two.

At some point the unidentified suspect stabbed the officer multiple times before fleeing the scene.  The victim ran to a house across the street for help.

First responders said the victim had a laceration to the right side of his neck and puncture wounds to the right side of his jaw, the left side of his face and his right thigh.

Bartlett Police confirmed the victim works for their department.

Police said they have located video of the incident for review. It’s not clear what the suspect used to stab the victim.

Neighbors said they’d never seen anyone come in or out of the house where the suspect allegedly was before the stabbing.

No arrests have been made. If you know anything call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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