Police: Man Tried to Stab Roommate

Updated: 07/22/2014 12:26 PM
Created: 07/22/2014 10:41 AM

(ABC 6 News) – A Rochester man was arrested early Tuesday morning after allegedly trying to stab his roommate.

Police say the victim came home to the 1900 block of 1st Avenue SW at around midnight this morning. He tells police his roommate had been drinking and started an argument with him. He says the fight escalated and a couple hours after coming home, the intoxicated roommate grabbed a knife and threatened him. The victim then ran out of the home and called police.

The victim’s girlfriend was home at the time of the fight and told police when they arrived that she heard the argument but didn’t see what was going on. Police arrested Edward Kerr, age 49, at the residence.  He faces charges of second degree assault, domestic assault, and terroristic threats.