Boy, 17, facing assault charge for allegedly slashing female in southern MN

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A 17-year-old is in custody Friday after allegedly slashing a woman’s hand.

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 6:49 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A 17-year-old is in custody Friday after allegedly slashing a woman’s hand.
The incident occurred just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gage East Apartments in northwest Rochester.
The complex provides housing for homeless families and youth.
Authorities said it began with a fight when the female victim went to confront the male suspect’s girlfriend.
Police said the victim attempted to keep a door open when the man grabbed a hunting knife and cut her hand.
The 17-year-old is facing a charge for first-degree assault. The suspect claimed the woman was trying to break into the apartment.

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