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Fargo man accused of attacking wife with knife

February 16, 2022 GMT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man is accused of attacking his wife with a knife as she slept in their van causing her to jump from the moving vehicle, according to police.

A complaint charging the 27-year-old man with attempted murder, aggravated assault-domestic violence and theft says the victim was sleeping in a passenger seat Saturday night when she awoke to find her husband stabbing her and saying he planned to kill her.

Witnesses say they saw the woman jump from the van which was going about 30 mph. She was assisted by two citizens who reported that she was bloody and hysterical.

Police arrested the man Monday afternoon at a Fleet Farm convenience store and say he was driving a stolen pickup.

Prior to his arrest, police in nearby Moorhead, Minnesota on Sunday responded to a call of a suspicious man in a red van who was discarding items. The person was not located, but a wallet with the victim’s driver’s license was recovered along with a bloody kitchen knife, according to authorities.

Officials said the woman suffered stab wounds to her right shoulder, back, neck and hand.