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ROCHESTER, Minn. (WCCO/AP) – Rochester police say the injuries a toddler sustained at the hands of an intruder are life threatening.

The 2-year-old boy was stabbed in the abdomen by a male suspect about 6 a.m. Thursday. The intruder also stabbed a 26-year-old man who tried to intervene. A second man staying in the apartment received minor wounds during a struggle with the suspect.

Police Capt. Brian Winters says the mother of the toddler and a 4-year-old in the apartment had a prior domestic relationship with the suspect, but he is not the father of the children. He says it appears clear the toddler was targeted in the attack.

The toddler and the 26-year-old man underwent surgery for their wounds at Saint Marys Hospital.

The Post-Bulletin says the suspect was treated at the hospital for injuries inflicted by a police dog. He has now been moved to the Olmsted County Jail. He is being held on suspicion of attempted murder.

This case has been forwarded to the Olmsted County Attorney’s Office and Roebuck is expected to be arraigned Monday morning, according to Winters
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