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Suspects at large in hatchet assault on man

A male was assaulted with a hatchet in Cass County, prompting a search for suspects during the early morning hours Sunday. The victim was transported to Bemidji Sanford for his injuries. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported a call came in at 12...

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A male was assaulted with a hatchet in Cass County, prompting a search for suspects during the early morning hours Sunday. Brainerddispatch.com Illustration

A male was assaulted with a hatchet in Cass County, prompting a search for suspects during the early morning hours Sunday.

The victim was transported to Bemidji Sanford for his injuries.

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported a call came in at 12:58 a.m. Sunday of an assault with a weapon near the Oak Point area of Leech Lake in rural Cass Lake. Officers arrived to find the male victim, who according to the police scanner had been hit in the head with a hatchet.

A search of the area was conducted for suspects. The sheriff's department reported the suspects left the area prior to arrival of officers.

There is an ongoing investigation.

Related Topics: CASS COUNTYCRIME
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