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.

Peter Bodley is at
peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com


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