SAWYER  COUNTY --  A suspect has been arrested following a stabbing incident at the Moccasin Bar Parking lot in Sawyer County that left two people injured, according to a news release from the Hayward Police Department.

News Release

On July 17 2021 at approximately 2:08 am the Sawyer County Dispatch Center received a call of a stabbing in the Moccasin Bar Parking Lot.

When officers arrived on scene witnesses stated that the male suspect was told to leave the bar and a fight ensued. The suspect pulled a knife and stabbed one of the victims in the lower right abdomen.

The suspect then fled on foot up the alley where there was a second male walking to his vehicle. The suspect then stabbed that male in the back as he ran past him.

Both victims were transported to the Hayward Hospital for medical treatment. One victim was then transported to Duluth. Both victims are currently recovering with non life-threatening injuries.

As of 2:00 pm on July 17th the suspect was taken into custody without incident at his residence.

Charges include two counts of attempted homicide, two counts of felony substantial battery, first degree recklessly endangering safety and disorderly conduct.

Hayward Police Department would like to thank the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department and the LCO Tribal Police Department for assisting with this incident.

This is believed to be an isolated incident and there does not appear to be any threat to the community at large.

There is no further information available at this time.

- Per Chief Joel Clapero


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