Man in Chewbacca costume accused of New Orleans stabbing

Suspect involved in altercation in city where head came off Star Wars character costume

Graeme Massie
Los Angeles
@graemekmassie
Tuesday 27 April 2021 20:21
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A man dressed up in a Chewbacca costume has been accused of carrying out a knife attack in New Orleans.

Police in the city posted a picture of a man in a full costume of the Star Wars character and said he allegedly stabbed someone.

NOPD officials say that the man, who is believed to be a street performer, carried out the stabbing during an altercation in which the head came off his costume.

Police did not provide any details on the condition of the victim, but described the suspect as an “unknown black male in his 20s”.

NOPD posted a picture on social media of the suspect wearing the full costume, including the head, and carrying a red lightsaber.

Investigators are still trying to identify the suspect.