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Alexandria man in custody after stabbing Wednesday morning

Derrick Thorpe, 28, is in Douglas County Jail and being held on assault charges.

Derrick Thorpe

ALEXANDRIA — An Alexandria man is in custody after an incident in which he allegedly stabbed another man.

Derrick Thorpe, 28, is in the Douglas County Jail and being held on assault charges after the incident, which took place on the 800 block of Kenwood Street at approximately 10:28 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

According to a news release from the Alexandria Police Department, officers made contact with the victim, who was treated by North Ambulance and later transported to the Alomere emergency room with non-life-threatening injuries.

It has been confirmed the victim was stabbed with a knife, the news release read, and that the suspect and victim knew each other.

Officers made contact with the suspect, and he was taken into custody without incident and transported to jail.

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This is an isolated incident and there is no risk to the public's safety, according to Police Chief Scott Kent.

Travis Gulbrandson covers several beats, including Osakis School Board and Osakis City Council, along with the Brandon-Evansville School Board. His focus will also be on crime and court news.
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