Information released in Worthington assaultWORTHINGTON — The 24-year-old Worthington man who was assaulted in the early morning hours Saturday is in stable condition, according to Worthington Public Safety Director Mike Cumiskey.
WORTHINGTON — The 24-year-old Worthington man who was assaulted in the early morning hours Saturday is in stable condition, according to Worthington Public Safety Director Mike Cumiskey.
The 16-year-old Worthington teen who allegedly stabbed the victim several times is in custody.
Cumiskey said a 911 call reporting an assault came in at approximately 2:35 a.m. Saturday. When authorities arrived at the scene at the Omaha Avenue and Dover Street intersection, they found the victim bleeding severely from stab wounds to his abdomen and chest.
The officers rendered first aid and secured the scene. The victim was transported to the Sanford Worthington Medical Center with life-threatening wounds, then taken to a Sioux Falls, S.D., hospital.
While investigating the incident, authorities learned the suspect, who was identified by witnesses, was possibly at a residence on the 1000 block of Omaha Avenue. The house was searched, but the suspect was not found inside.
The suspect was located at about 7 a.m. Saturday at a residence on Ninth Avenue and arrested. He is currently in custody. A knife authorities believe was used in the assault was also located.
Cumiskey said police believe the altercation began at the residence on Omaha Avenue, then “spilled out into the street.” The assault was not gang-related, and the assailant and victim were known to each other.
“It wasn’t just a random act of violence,” Cumiskey said, but declined to discuss what caused the incident.
A second victim, a 19-year-old female also from Worthington, received a non life-threatening laceration and was treated and released.
As of Monday afternoon, charges had not yet been filed against the teen.
The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information about the assault can contact the Worthington Police Department at 372-2136.