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Records: 2 arrested after dispute leads to stabbing at Ohio State parking garage

Ohio State Emergency Management sent out an alert Saturday morning after a stabbing was reported near the Ohio Union South garage.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two men are charged in connection to a stabbing at an Ohio State University parking garage this weekend.  

According to court records, 19-year-old Brendon Lytle is charged with felonious assault and 18-year-old Kaleb Frankopoulos is charged with tampering with evidence. 

OSU Emergency Management issued several Buckeye Alerts early Saturday morning regarding the incident at the Ohio Union South parking garage, located at 1759 North High Street.

According to court records, Ohio State police were flagged down at the entrance to help a man who was stabbed in the chest with a knife. 

While receiving first aid, the victim told police he was in an altercation with an unknown male who stabbed him. 

Court records also state the victim was hospitalized and needed surgeries from the injuries he sustained.  

Officers found a black folding knife in a trash can on the second level of the parking garage. After searching the area, police located Frankopoulos and Lytle and arrested them. 

According to court records, Lytle told police he was leaving Bullwinkle’s Bar with Frankopoulos and his other friends. While walking through the parking garage, Lytle said a white car with no headlights on drove past them at a high rate of speed. 

Lytle said someone yelled at the car to slow down and the passenger yelled obscenities back. When the car reached the garage exit, the driver, who police identified as the victim, got out of the car and exchanged words with Lytle and his friends. 

According to court records, the victim struck Lytle at least twice in the face at which he stepped back and pulled out his pocketknife. When the victim tried to punch him again, Lytle swung his right hand, holding the extended knife blade, and stabbed the victim in the chest.  

Court records also state Frankopoulos told detectives he was given the pocketknife and was asked by Lytle to get rid of it. 

Police said Frankopoulos admitted to disposing of the knife in a second-floor trash can after Lytle asked him to get rid of the knife.

The man who was stabbed was taken to a hospital and police described his condition as stable. 

Police said the victim and suspects are not Ohio State students, faculty or staff.

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