NOPD: Man wanted for French Quarter robbery, stabbing

NOPD: Man wanted for French Quarter robbery, stabbing

NOPD: Man wanted for French Quarter robbery, stabbing

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Posted on January 23, 2014 at 9:13 AM

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NEW ORLEANS -- A man who allegedly used a gun to a rob one person in the French Quarter and then later stabbed bartender in the Marigny has been identified by police.

Onishona Villarreal, 25, was identified by police. According to a statement from the New Orleans Police Department, Villarreal pulled a gun on a man near the intersection of Ursulines Avenue and Burgundy Street around 3 a.m. Monday.

Villarreal took the man's wallet, cell phone and pocket knife, police said. As the man began fight back, Villarreal took the pocket knife and stabbed the man several times in the both forearms before running from the scene. 

Shortly after the French Quarter attack at Kajun's Pub in the 2200 block of St. Claude Avenue, Villarreal threatened the bar's manager. When the manager asked customer in the bar to help him throw Villarreal out of the bar, Villarreal stabbed the customer in the hand.

Villarreal was identified by one victim and a witness at Kajun's Pub. He was also spotted on video surveillance after the robbery and attack in the French Quarter, police said.

Warrants have been issued for Villarreal's arrest for armed robbery and aggravated battery, police said.

 

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