15-year-old girl charged with stabbing another teen 3 times

Published 10:08am Thursday, November 15, 2012

ALBERT LEA — A 15-year-old girl has been charged with second-degree assault after she allegedly stabbed a 17-year-old boy last week.

The girl, whose name has not been released, is being held in a secure juvenile facility in Dakota County, said Assistant Freeborn County Attorney Erin O’Brien. She appeared in a closed juvenile hearing in Freeborn County District Court last week to face her charge.

According to police, the girl reportedly stabbed the boy three times with a small knife the morning of Nov. 7 — twice in the thigh and once in the back.

The boy was treated and released for his injuries from Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Police said the stabbing took place at 715 Alcove Street, one block south of Front Street near Lincoln Avenue. Police were alerted to the stabbing after the teenager was reportedly brought into the emergency room at the Albert Lea hospital.

Officers said it is unclear what led to the alleged stabbing and they declined to say what kind of small knife was used.

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