LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Lafayette police are investigating a stabbing near downtown, but it wasn't done with a knife. Officers say three people are recovering after a man stabbed them with a fork Tuesday evening.
None of the injuries are being described as life-threatening. Police said it all happened at the Drop In Center, which is part of Mental Health America, located at 914 South St. in Lafayette.
Detectives said it started inside the center when 35-year-old Richard Huckleberry inappropriately grabbed the girlfriend of Phillip Vessels.
Vessels told Huckleberry to knock it off and along with a couple other men, escorted him out of the building. Once they were outside, police said it turned physical and Huckleberry ended up stabbing three men with a fork, including Vessels and Jovan Swinney.
Witness Shawn Hoover said he helped break up the fight.
"A fight broke loose out here in the alley and he's over there trying to stab – well, he did stab three people – with a fork. All three of them went to the hospital. Nothing serious, just to make sure they don't get no infections in the wounds or something like that," said Hoover.
Police said a third man who was stabbed did not cooperate with officers.
For now, Huckleberry faces two preliminary charges of battery with a deadly weapon.
Hoover said he's never seen anything like this and he's glad it wasn't more serious.
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