Minneapolis police respond to a stabbing near campus

Minneapolis and University police also responded to two assaults and a burglary last week.

by Emma Dill

 The Minneapolis Police Department and University of Minnesota Police Department responded to reports of an assault, a stabbing and burglary this week.

The report of a stabbing brought MPD to M Health East Bank Hospital Friday morning around midnight. The suspect stabbed the victim from behind with a knife and then fled the scene. The victim suffered a severe laceration and was transported to Fairview Riverside Hospital by a man who left before officers arrived at the scene.

Minneapolis police found a man unconscious and bleeding from his eyes when they responded to an alleged assault at the McDonald’s in Dinkytown on Sept. 17 around 10:45 p.m. A witness told police the suspect fled the scene after assaulting the victim. Emergency medical services brought the victim to Hennepin Healthcare for treatment of possible internal injuries and a severe laceration, according to the police report. The incident remains under investigation.

MPD officers were called Friday to the 1000 block of 11th Avenue Southeast in response to a reported assault. The female suspect told police that her boyfriend’s roommate had assaulted her earlier in the week. Responding officers photographed her injuries.

Police responded to a reported burglary on Sunday around 10 p.m. on the 1000 block of University Avenue Southeast. The burglary occurred between Friday night and Saturday morning after the victim’s roommate forgot to lock the front door, according to the police report.

UMPD responded to 15 thefts in the past week, including four bike thefts. They also responded to three car accidents.

Police Chief Matt Clark said clear, cooler weather this weekend led to an increase in foot traffic around campus, but the UMPD did not necessarily see an increase in crime. Clark called this week’s crime “fairly typical.”