16-year-old girl stabbed with box cutter during altercation

ELKHART, Ind. – A 16-year-old female was stabbed by a man after a verbal altercation on Thursday according to the Elkhart Police Department.

Elkhart PD responded to a battery call that came in around 7 a.m. and were dispatched to the 2200 block of Cassopolis Lot 96.

Police said that Steven Neil, 21, allegedly stabbed a 16-year-old female after a verbal fight that turned physical.

Neil allegedly stabbed the girl in the chest with a box cutter. 

The girl was transported to the Elkhart General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Neil was arrested for battery with a deadly weapon. 

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