INDIANAPOLIS — A woman was stabbed while jogging by herself on the cultural trail in downtown Indianapolis last Thursday afternoon.
It was the quick action of other people nearby that didn’t allow the perpetrator to get away with it. Jeff and Teresa Jackson were walking on the trail near Illinois and Meridian with their three children when they heard the screams of the woman as she was being stabbed.
Jeff saw the man who stabbed her run off and he ran after him, phone in hand calling the police. Other people nearby applied first aid to the woman. The stabber gave up and surrendered to the police when they arrived.
“I wouldn’t say I’m a hero,” Jeff said to WISH-TV. “I just felt, chase him down. I felt that was the right thing to do.”
“The screams are probably something I’ll never be able to get our of my head,” said Teresa Jackson.
Police are not releasing the name of the man who stabbed the woman, but they say he is in custody that they believe this was a random act. The woman was taken to the hospital where she is recovering from stab wounds, one of which was to her neck.