Police say teen stabbed after brawl in Austin

17-year-old suffered two knife wounds to the back.

Posted: Aug 8, 2018 4:32 PM
Updated: Aug 8, 2018 4:34 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – Police say a 17-year-old was stabbed twice during a fight Tuesday.

Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger says they were called around 9:50 pm when the teenager was admitted to Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin with two stab wounds in the middle of his back.

Police had responded to a report just before 9:30 pm about a large fight in the parking lot of the West Oakland Avenue Dairy Queen. However, officers said no one was there when they arrived. Police say they investigation showed two groups of teenage boys, one made up of kids from Austin and the other of kids from Blooming Prairie and Austin, had started arguing at the Mower County Fair. That argument reportedly turned into a shoving match and one group of teens left the fairgrounds, going first to McDonald’s and then to Dairy Queen.

Krueger says the second group of boys then apparently showed up at the Dairy Queen and another fight broke out, which is when the 17-year-old was stabbed. An 11-year-old also suffered cuts and bruises during the conflict but police say the cuts were not from a knife.

Chief Krueger says the investigation is continuing and they are trying to locate a 16-year-old male to talk to about the stabbing.

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