Two men hospitalized with stab wounds after fight in Burger King parking lot

Two men were stabbed during an early-morning fight in the parking lot of Burger King, 1301 W. 23rd St.

Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman said a 22-year-old male was sent to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with severe but nonlife-threatening wounds to his torso.

A 27-year-old man was transported via air ambulance to another area hospital with a severe laceration to his arm.

Officers have arrested one man on charges of aggravated battery in the incident.

Bordman could not confirm the victim’s names Saturday, nor could he confirm where the 27-year-old was transported.

The incident began as two vehicles left Club Axis, 821 Iowa, Bordman said. One vehicle cut off another as they traveled southbound on Iowa Street.

“There was some verbal back-and-forth on Iowa. They both pulled into the Burger King parking lot and there was a physical altercation,” he said.

Bordman said officers interviewed everyone at the scene of the fight and people in the LMH lobby.

Police are still investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Douglas County dispatchers, 832-7210.

Callers who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers, 843-TIPS.