UPDATE: Stewartville man suffers life-threatening injuries after stabbing, suspect in custody

Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 10:08 PM CST
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STEWARTVILLE, Minn. (KTTC) – A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed at his apartment in Stewartville.

The Olmsted County Sheriffs Office (OSCO) responded to an apartment in the 100 block of South Main Street around 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Authorities said the 42-year-old victim of Stewartville had been stabbed in his face and torso with a hunting knife during a confrontation. The weapon was uncovered at the scene.

According to OSCO, a witness drove the victim to Mayo Clinic St. Marys Hospital. Upon arrival, the victim’s condition deteriorated and he needed to be intubated and sedated.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting with the investigation due to the seriousness of the victim’s injuries.

Deputies searched for the suspect, Cole Thielen, 20, of Stewartville for several hours. they later found him in a rural Grand Meadow home shortly after midnight Friday.

He was arrested and faces charges of 1st and 2nd degree assault. Authorities said the charges may increase depending on the condition of the victim.

Thielen is being held at the Olmsted County jail and is expected to be arraigned on Monday.

Published on December 2, 2021:

STEWARTVILLE, Minn. (KTTC) – A man was taken to Mayo Clinic St. Mary’s Hospital with life threatening injuries after an incident in the back parking lot of the Down under bar and grill in Stewartville, off of Highway 63 between 2nd and 1st St.

Authorities say they were called to the scene early Thursday afternoon, but there is no threat to the public. The KTTC crew on the scene says the investigation is in the apartments near the Down Under Bar.

Authorities could not confirm how the man was injured, but says they have a suspect in mind. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation was on scene as well as the Olmsted Sheriff’s Office and Mayo Ambulance.

This is a developing story, stay with KTTC for the latest.

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