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Ponemah man stabbed in knife fight; in critical condition

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Ponemah man stabbed in knife fight; in critical condition
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Bemidji Police Chief Gerald W. Johnson reported Friday afternoon that at approximately 4:50 a.m. Friday Bemidji Police officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of Ridgeway Avenue Northwest where there was a report of a fight involving a number of individuals who were armed.

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The original report indicated the people involved were armed with glass bottles and possibly knives. Upon arrival officers found one individual lying face down on Ridgeway Avenue. A number of other individuals fled the scene.

The victim, a 25-year-old man from Ponemah lying in the roadway, was later transported to North Country Regional Hospital and placed in critical condition with numerous knife-type injuries to his body.

Officers were able to locate five individuals who had been involved in the fight. One suspect, a Bemidji resident, was arrested in the assault and one was arrested on a non related warrant.

At this time Bemidji Police Department is following up on processing the crime scene, vehicles involved and completing the investigation and interviewing parties involved.

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