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Father, son arrested for stabbing man

Two men were arrested and another injured after a stabbing early Sunday at the Pit Stop Bar on Laurel Street, the Brainerd Police Department reported.

Police were called on report of a fight outside the bar at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

When police arrived, witnesses said the two suspects, a father and son, were walking east on Laurel. The pair, 23 and 42 years old, were arrested without incident, and a knife was located at the arrest site, according to police reports.

The stabbing victim, a 24-year-old Brainerd man, was found inside the Pit Stop bar. The man was bleeding from a “serious laceration puncture” wound to his upper left torso area, reports say. The victim was transported to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, where he remains in intensive care.

The Brainerd father and son were arrested for second degree assault, and both are being held in the Crow Wing County Jail awaiting formal charges.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Brainerd police at 218-829-2805.

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