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Brainerd man arrested for second-degree attempted murder

A 24-year-old Brainerd man was arrested Friday on second-degree attempted murder after allegedly choking, striking and holding a victim down, Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston reported.

Brainerd police were called about 9:46 a.m. to a report of a domestic assault occurring at a residence on the 600 block of Northwest Fourth Street. The female victim, who had fled the scene, reported she and the suspect live together and he was still at the residence.

The victim reported a long drawn-out assault incident in which she was choked, struck and held down by the suspect. In addition to that, the victim also reported that the suspect had attacked her with a knife, causing a laceration to her hand.

Officers apprehended the suspect, who was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Crow Wing County Jail. He is awaiting formal charges of second-degree attempted murder, domestic assault by strangulation and second-degree assault while the case is under review by the Crow Wing County Attorney’s Office.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Brainerd Police Department at 829-2805.

The Baxter Police Department and Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department assisted in this investigation.

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