Stabbing suspect arrested after standoff

INDIANAPOLIS - A man was arrested after he barricaded himself inside an east-side Indianapolis apartment Monday afternoon after allegedly stabbing another man, police said.

The incident was reported around 11:30 a.m. at the Spanish Oaks Apartments in the 3600 block of Wingate Terrace, officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said. 

Police found Alan Castellanos, 28, with significant neck trauma and police said the wound caused significant blood loss. He was taken to Eskenazi Health in critical condition.

The SWAT team was called to the 9600 block of East 38th Street -- the suspect's last known address. The suspect, later identified as Jesus Martinez, 36, surrendered to police without incident just after 3 p.m., officials said.

Martinez was arrested on preliminary charges of aggravated battery and battery with a deadly weapon.

The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation. Investigators have not discussed a possible motive but said people in the area came forward with information almost immediately.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at crimetips.org or by texting "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627.

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