Woman Stabbed at Rochester’s Hawthorne Learning Center
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - There was some excitement and a police presence in a quiet Rochester neighborhood Wednesday.
Officers were called to the school district’s Hawthorne Learning Center around 2:00 PM after a student was stabbed in the hand.
Police Capt. John Sherwin says 26-year-old Wade Smith stabbed the victim while sitting in her car. Sherwin says the two have a domestic relationship. The 26-year-old woman was inside the center when Smith showed up and they apparently went to her car so she could give him a ride home. Sherwin says Smith had been drinking and the two got into an argument. That’s when the woman was stabbed, suffering a deep cut to her hand. She ran back inside the center and called 911. She was later taken to St. Marys Hospital for treatment.
Sherwin says Smith was still there when officers arrived. He was arrested at gunpoint after becoming confrontational with the officers. He was arrested on felony assault charges.
Sherwin says the building was put on lockdown until Smith was arrested.
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