Cutting at apartment

An Omaha police officer outside the apartment building northeast of 65th Avenue and Boyd Street where two people were found cut and bloodied inside a locked apartment. The assailant left through the window at top.

A woman and a toddler were found bloodied Thursday in an apartment near 65th and Boyd Streets after they were cut, and a man who jumped from the window of the third-story unit was taken into custody.

Omaha police were sent to 6518 Boyd St. after 12:35 p.m. to investigate a possible cutting, Sgt. Sean Quinlan said at the scene. Officers found two people, ages 64 and 16 months, who had been cut, he said. They were taken to the Nebraska Medical Center with injuries police said were not life-threatening.

Soon after, he said, police apprehended a suspect. He, too, was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

Detwone Smith and his wife, Cachara Stubblefield, said they were in a car in the parking lot of the apartment complex when they saw a man climb out of a third-story window. He then fell and landed near the front of their car.

Smith and Stubblefield said they asked the man if he was OK, but he was incoherent.

Rescue squad at Boyd Street, 10/31

A rescue squad takes a man to the hospital after he was taken into custody by Omaha police. Witnesses said the man jumped from a third-story window of a unit where a woman and a toddler were found bloodied.

They then went in the building, which is where they live, and saw a woman calling 911 as she tried to get into a third-floor apartment.

Not long after, they said, fire crews showed up and broke a chain latch on the door to get inside the unit.

A woman and a female toddler were on the floor in pools of blood, Smith and Stubblefield said.

“The baby was bleeding but crying faintly,” Smith said. “The woman was barely moving.

“It was the craziest thing I ever seen,” he said.

Afterward, Smith said, he and his wife went outside to see where the man went. Officers told them that a man had been found in a wooded area near the apartments. Smith and Stubblefield identified him for officers as the man who had jumped out of the window.

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