Coon Rapids man stabbed; suspect in custody

A man drove himself to Unity Hospital early this morning (Wednesday, Sept. 19) with multiple wounds from a stabbing incident in Coon Rapids.

The 24-year-old victim told police the stabbing took place in the area of 106th Avenue and Foley Boulevard shortly before 2 a.m.

According to the Coon Rapids Police reports, officers were in that area investigating a hit and run that had occurred on the 400 block of 106th Avenue N.W.

A minivan had backed into a driveway, then backed into a tree in the front yard of a residential home before driving away toward some townhomes, the police report states.

The driver was described as a white male in his late 30s/early 40s wearing blue jeans and a dark-colored lightweight jacket.

Officers found droplets of blood on the ground on the 400 block of 106th and linked the minivan and its driver to the stabbing.

Police also developed a suspect and put out a pick up and hold for the man for probable cause aggravated assault.

According to Det. Sgt. Jon Urquhart, the suspect, a Coon Rapids man, was arrested this morning.

The suspect and victim knew each other and had an argument that allegedly led to the stabbing, Urquhart said.

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