Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

Possible sword attack wounds 5 in Minneapolis

Staff reports, Star Tribune
Last update: August 09, 2006 – 9:53 AM

An attack, possibly using a two-and-a-half-foot sword, apparently left as many as five people with stab wounds early today in Minneapolis, according to broadcast reports.

Police received a 911 call to an apartment building at 31st Street and Lyndale Avenue S. at around 3:30 a.m., WCCO-TV reported.

Neighbors reported hearing a scuffle in one of the upstairs apartments and then the sound of people running from the scene, the station said. Police found two people with stab wounds in an apartment and recovered a sword, according to reports.

The victims were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. Their conditions were not reported.

Witnesses said paramedics left the apartment carrying a bag containing severed fingers, WCCO said.

Three other people later showed up at the medical center with stab wounds and were arrested, KSTP-TV says.

No other information was available.

Freaky-- that's just a couple of blocks from my house. That corner only has two "apartments", and both are senior assisted-living spaces. The other two corners are businesses. I'm thinking it must be a rental duplex nearby.

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