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Suspect sought in south Fargo parking lot stabbing

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A 25-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a reported stabbing Monday night, and Fargo police were hoping an interview with the victim would give them more information to help find the suspect.

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Investigators believe the stabbing happened between 9 and 9:20 p.m. in a parking lot in the 1500 block of 27th Avenue South, Fargo police Sgt. Mark Lykken said.

The victim told police he was walking when he was confronted by a dark-skinned male wearing a dark-colored, possibly blue, sweatshirt, Lykken said.

The victim, who lives in that area, was hit a few times but didn't realize until later when he noticed he was bleeding that he'd been stabbed twice, once in the chest and once in the arm, Lykken said.

The victim made it into the entryway of an apartment building at 2610 15th St. S., where a person found him and called authorities at 9:24 p.m. He was taken by ambulance to Innovis Health in Fargo.

Police did not release the victim's name, and his official medical condition was unknown, Lykken said, adding he's "in serious condition at the least."

The victim told police the suspect stole his wallet, but Lykken said he couldn't substantiate that in the police report.

Details of the incident were vague, and it's unknown whether the victim knew his assailant or if it was a random crime, Lykken said, adding that police hoped to interview him Tuesday or today.

"That could play a pivotal role in the investigation," he said.

Lykken asked anyone who may have witnessed an altercation in that area Monday night to call Fargo police at (701) 241-1410 or (701) 241-1405.

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