MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a 28-year-old man is in custody as a person of interest in a fatal stabbing at an Owatonna park.
According to the Department of Public Safety, officers responded to Dartts Park on 600 Cherry Street Northeast around 5:15 p.m. There, officers located an unconscious man on the ground, suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds.
Despite life-saving measures, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 32-year-old Mohamed Aweis Mohamed. He died of a stab wound to the chest.
According to DPS, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension recovered two knives at the scene.
The person of interest was arrested without incident by Minneapolis police. He was booked into Hennepin County Jail on July 14, but is being transported to Steele County Jail to await charges.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Owatonna Police Department at 507-444-3800. WCCO-TV does not name suspects until they have been formally charged.
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