CHASKA, Minn. (WCCO) — A Chaska, Minn., bar is closed temporarily after a man was stabbed to death there overnight.
According to police, 35-year-old Jason David Foster was stabbed in what was called a “disturbance” inside the bar.
Witnesses told WCCO-TV that Foster was standing up for some women who were being accosted while walking away from the bar.
The men accosting the women were told to go outside. Foster was then stabbed several times outside in the bar’s parking lot.
He was taken to the Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska, where he was pronounced dead.
Three men have been taken into custody and are being held at Carver County Jail. They are 32-year-old Jesse James Rogers, 38-year-old McCarther James McGarry, and 24-year-old Travis James Fritz.
They face potential second-degree homicide charges. Fritz and McGarry also face potential first-degree riot charges.
Kelley’s bar was to remain closed Friday evening. Police said it may stay closed through the weekend.
The bar’s owner, Kelley Sharp, had already been scheduled to meet with police next Tuesday to discuss authorities’ growing concerns with the establishment. The meeting will happen as scheduled, police said.