Man charged with stabbing brother

A 48-year-old man was arraigned Sept. 6 in Anoka County District Court for allegedly stabbing his brother in Blaine.

Douglas Martin Poeschl, Shoreview, was charged with felony second-degree assault and terroristic threats. His next court appearance is Oct. 1.

According to the criminal complaint, Unity Hospital staff 6:32 p.m. Sept. 4 notified Blaine Police of a stabbing victim who was refusing to provide any details of what happened.

Authorities had trouble getting information from the victim as well, but got his Circle Pines home address and interviewed neighbors.

One person alleged they saw a man enter their neighbor’s garage. They heard loud noises and then saw a man leave the garage.

Police got a taped statement the next day from the victim saying he did not want to get his brother in trouble, but he allegedly admitted that Poeschl had stabbed at him several times with a knife in his garage, but only punctured his skin once.

Unity Hospital told Blaine Police that the victim suffered tissue and ligament damage and required surgery to reattach a ligament in his left arm.

According to the complaint, police found a knife with apparent blood on it in Poeschl’s vehicle when he was arrested.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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