May 21, 2018 10:19 AM
(ABC 6 News) -- Rochester Interim Police Chief John Sherwin said the victim from Friday night's stabbing in SE Rochester is being "uncooperative" with police.
The 35-year-old Rochester man, who is well-known to police, was stabbed once in the chest and twice in the back, according to Interim Chief Sherwin. He was originally taken to Olmsted Medical Center by car, said Interim Chief Sherwin, and later transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus by Gold Cross. He is expected to be OK. Interim Chief Sherwin said the victim did tell them the suspect stabbed him with a "cheap Walmart knife."
Interim Chief Sherwin said people in the area believe the stabbing may have been gang-related.
Authorities are still looking for a suspect.
Rochester Police are on the scene of a stabbing in southeast Rochester.
According to police, a 35-year-old man was stabbed on the 1900 block of 8 1/2 St. SE.
Police received several calls of a large fight around 7:30 p.m. at the Andover Park Apartments. By the time police arrived, the stabbing victim was already being taken to Mayo Clinic Saint Marys with injuries an officer on the scene called serious but not life-threatening.
A perimeter was set up right away and members of the Rochester K9 unit began searching for the suspect who jumped a fence was seen running south from the scene.
"Residents in this area, they have nothing to fear, this appeared to have been a disagreement between two people that knew each other and that got out of hand and one person was stabbed," Sgt. John Mitchell said.
Less than a mile away, multiple officers are searching a neighborhood. Police in the area of Tiger Lane SE and Tee Time Road are asking residents in the area if they saw a man running through the area.
ABC 6 News will provide more updates as the become available.
Updated: May 21, 2018 10:19 AM
Created: May 18, 2018 08:22 PM
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