The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating an overnight stabbing, which occurred in the Abita Springs area.
Around 8:30 p.m. yesterday evening (June 22, 2017), an argument between two Hispanic men turned deadly after one of the men fatally stabbed the other. The incident occurred at a trailer park in the 20300 block of Highway 36. Investigators have identified a person of interest and are currently working on interviewing witnesses, which has proven to be challenging due to a language barrier. The Department of Homeland Security Investigation (ICE) is also assisting with the investigation.
The identity of the victim is known, but will not be released until the next-of-kin has been notified. Sheriff Randy Smith will release more information as it becomes available.