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Man stabbed while walking to work

A Bemidji man was stabbed in the arm while he was walking to work on 23rd Street Northwest just before 9 p.m. Monday, and the suspect is still at large, according to the Bemidji Police Department.

Detective Sgt. Mark Nelson said the 27-year-old victim sustained a cut to his right arm with what was possibly a knife. The victim reported the stabbing to a state trooper who was leaving Perkins's Restaurant nearby.

The Bemidji Ambulance Service transported the victim to North Country Regional Hospital where he was treated and released, Nelson said.

He said the suspect, however, fled the scene on foot and has not been located.

Nelson described the suspect as an American Indian male who is possibly 18 years old to early 20s. He said the suspect has short, black hair and no facial hair, and is about 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build, weighing approximately 150 pounds. Also, he said, the suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt at the time of the stabbing.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should call the police department at 333-9111 or Nelson at 333-4225. Callers can remain anonymous.