A man in his 70s was the victim of an apparent random stabbing on a walking path in Woodbury, Minn., Thursday afternoon, and police are warning residents to be vigilant as police search for a suspect.
Police were called to an address on the south side of Markgrafs Lake about 3:30 p.m. on a report that a male had been stabbed. Passersby apparently had found a male in a lake who had been stabbed in the chest, and they pulled the knife out of the victim, according to dispatch audio.
Initial reports indicated that a suspect had approached the man from behind, and there were no suspect details. Police said that the stabbing had occurred on a walking path behind a row of houses, which is adjacent to the lake.
Woodbury police later told media that the man was listed in serious condition.
Social media updates from Woodbury police stated that the area was searched for evidence, as well as any nearby home surveillance cameras.
As of Friday morning, police indicated that the victim was still not able to provide any details about the assailant.
Police said a person walking their dog in the area at the time may have seen the victim following the incident, and they are seeking to speak to the woman.
“With so many unknowns in this case, we ask that residents remain vigilant, aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to police,” a social media statement said.
Woodbury police ask anyone with information in the case to call the department at 651-439-9381.
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