16-year-old arrested for Austin stabbing

Police say there were felony warrants for him on an armed robbery charge.

Posted: Aug. 9, 2018 2:45 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – An arrest has been made in the stabbing of a teenager in Austin.

Police were looking for a 16-year-old male who they say stabbed a 17-year-old male during a brawl between two groups on Tuesday night in the Dairy Queen parking lot. The 16-year-old was arrested early Thursday morning when police were driving by the suspect’s home and his mother flagged down officers and told them her son wanted to turn himself in.

Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger says the 17-year-old was stabbed twice in the back after an argument and shoving match between two groups of teenage boys at the Mower County Fair turned into a fight when the groups met again at the Dairy Queen.

The 17-year-old was treated for his wounds at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin and released.

The 16-year-old has been taken to the Olmsted County Adult Juvenile Detention Center and could face a 2nd degree assault charge. Police say the 16-year-old was also wanted for failing to appear in court for an armed robbery charge involving two victims.

Chief Krueger says there are no other suspects in this stabbing.

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