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Police: Suspect in Chewbacca costume wanted for stabbing in New Orleans

2 years 7 months 4 days ago Monday, April 26 2021 Apr 26, 2021 April 26, 2021 2:03 PM April 26, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - Police are looking for an unidentified street performer in a Star Wars costume who allegedly stabbed a person in the French Quarter.

WWL-TV reported the confrontation happened around 9 p.m. Saturday on Toulouse Street near Royal Street. 

The suspect was dressed as Chewbacca, a character from the Star Wars films, at the time. Reports said the stabbing stemmed from a fight, and the costume's head came off at one point.

The New Orleans Police Department said the suspect is believed to be a Black male in his 20s. 

Anyone with information on that person's whereabouts or identity is asked to contact police at 504-658-6080.

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