MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A fight that broke out at a Maplewood bowling alley Friday night ended with three people getting stabbed outside.
According to Dave Kvam, Maplewood Police Department’s Deputy Chief, the fight happened at Maplewood Lanes Bowling Center at 1955 English St. around 11:33 p.m.
It started inside the building, was broke up, then later started back up again outside around 12:19 a.m.
Kvam said three people were stabbed, two with non-serious injuries. One person was seriously injured and was sent to Regions Hospital to undergo surgery.
In all, two people were arrested, but Kvam said a large group of “up to 40 people” were involved.
The two people arrested are Sher Xiong, 24 and Ku Xiong, 18.
Police said many people fled the scene and there was also a language barrier between officers and those involved so it is not clear what escalated the incident.
Police do say that it is not a random event however, and the assault happened between two groups that knew each other.