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NOPD Looking for Person of Interest in Stabbing Incident

by Paris Holmes

June 25, 2020

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Assault/Battery, Fifth District

NOPD Looking for Person of Interest in Stabbing Incident

New Orleans – The NOPD is looking for Mario Mateo (pictured, DOB: 11/8/79) who is believed to have information regarding a stabbing incident that occurred on June 9, 2020.

At around 7:30 p.m., two people (victim #1, victim #2) were involved in a verbal altercation in the 1200 block of Franklin Avenue.  During the altercation, victim #1 was allegedly threatened by Ricardo Hernandez (pictured below, DOB: 2-23-56) with a knife.  In addition, an unknown subject reportedly stabbed victim #2 before fleeing the area.  Hernandez was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

NOPD Fifth District detectives have developed Mateo as a person of interest and believe he maybe able to help locate the assailant. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident and/or the whereabouts of Mateo is asked to contact Fifth District detectives at 504-658-6050 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.