28-year-old reportedly slashes partner with a knife, chases him outsidePublished 10:46am Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A 28-year-old Albert Lea man was charged with second-degree assault Monday for allegedly slashing another man in the hand with a knife.
Travis Anthony Larsen reportedly attacked the 25-year-old man, an intimate partner, after the two men had been drinking and were watching a movie in an apartment on the 200 block of East Main Street.
Court documents state Larsen began acting like he was having a conversation with another person not present, when he became agitated and pulled a 4-inch butterfly knife out of his pocket. He reportedly slashed toward the victim, and the victim stepped back and threw up his hands in defense, sustaining a cut to the palm of his left hand.
Reports state Larsen appeared as if he was going to come after the victim a second time, so the victim backed out of the apartment and ran down the stairs. Larsen reportedly followed him and left the apartment building with the knife in hand.
Police arrested him on the 300 block of S. Broadway, and the knife was reportedly found in his right front jacket pocket, according to reports. Both the knife and Larsen’s right hand reportedly appeared to have blood on them.
Larsen next court appearance is April 4.