RICHFIELD, Minn. (WCCO) – A 26-year-old Richfield man is accused of attacking a female with a steak knife at a Richfield apartment building and shooting at police with a water gun, according to criminal charges filed Wednesday in Hennepin County District Court.
Byron Wong was charged with one count of second-degree felony assault.
According to a criminal complaint, Wong approached a woman in the laundry room at a Richfield apartment complex on Sunday and said, “Come here. You need to come here.” She ignored the man because she did not know him.
Wong then followed her and asked her if she could speak any other languages before leaving the area. A few minutes later, Wong went back into the laundry room and attacked the female, according to the complaint. Wong allegedly had a steak knife in each hand and began flailing his arms. The woman suffered multiple cuts and stab wounds to her arms and hands.
The victim pushed Wong away with a bottle of laundry detergent and ran from the area screaming. Wong followed and ended up in an apartment.
Police received a call about the incident and took positions outside the apartment, ordering Wong to come out. Wong eventually came out and sprayed a Super Soaker at the officers, according to the complaint. He exited the apartment with a backpack or lap top and he believed that he was filming and/or live-streaming the events, according to the complaint.
Wong was then shot with bean bags and retreated to the apartment. He eventually came back out on his hands and knees and was arrested. During and after the arrest he made several statements that didn’t make any sense, according to the complaint.
Wong faces up to 10 years in prison and/or $20,000 in fines if convicted.