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One injured in ‘huge’ Frazee knife fight

Nearly one dozen police officers from different agencies around Becker and Otter Tail counties responded to a knife fight in Frazee Thursday afternoon that injured one person and landed another in custody. DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE/Paula Quam

Nearly one dozen police officers from different agencies around Becker and Otter Tail counties responded to a knife fight in Frazee Thursday afternoon that injured one person and landed another in custody. DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE/Paula Quam

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Kaysey PriceDetroit Lakes Onlinehttp://www.dl-online.com Knife fight breaks out in downtown Frazee Thursday  Detroit Lakes  Minnesota  511 Washington Avenue   56501  

Just before 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday) law enforcement officers from multiple agencies responded to a knife fight in an alley behind the Hostel Hornet in Frazee.

According to police, one person was stabbed in the altercation.

“We were told there were knives involved, and several officers responded to the scene,” Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander said.

A witness watched the fight break out from inside the apartment building above the Hostel Hornet.

“There was this huge group of guys and girls, and they were all fighting. Then one guy pulled a knife out and stabbed the other one...they were just screaming and yelling,” said the witness, who did not want to give her name, but says she was being shown an apartment at the time of the fight. That same witness added that the landlord told her the people fighting did not live in the apartment.

 

The cashiers at the All in All gas station across the street reported not seeing anything, but hearing yelling.

When the police arrived, the situation was somewhat diffused, but people were still congregated according to Glander.

“We’re still investigating, trying to see if we can talk to more witnesses,” Glander said.

One person is currently in custody for assaulting a police officer who responded to the scene.

The Becker County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Detroit Lakes Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Otter Tail County Police Department, Frazee Rescue and St. Mary’s EMS.

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