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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester man was arraigned Tuesday on a felony assault charge related to a serious stabbing that took place on New Year’s Day.

Police learned of the stabbing when contacted by the St Marys Hospital ER. The 28-year-old man who had been stabbed was undergoing emergency surgery.

Investigators were eventually able to interview the victim. According to the criminal complaint, the victim told the investigators “his physical condition was serious and he had two surgeries to deal with the stab wound and resulting complications.” The victim said he got into an argument with the suspect who then stabbed him with a “ninja knife.” The victim called an acquaintance and “then he became unconscious and woke up in the hospital.“

Olmsted County Attorney
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Officers learned who the suspected stabber was and found him at his apartment. Arrested was 23-year-old Brandon Cunningham.

His bail has been set at $200,000.

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