An Iowa State Patrol officer looks at the scene of an alleged stabbing at Swensrud Park in Northwood Monday afternoon. -- Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune
An Iowa State Patrol officer looks at the scene of an alleged stabbing at Swensrud Park in Northwood Monday afternoon. -- Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune

Person stabbed in Northwood park

Published 5:29pm Monday, August 5, 2013

Suspect is in custody

NORTHWOOD, Iowa — Authorities are investigating a reported stabbing at Swensrud Park in Northwood.

A Worth County Sheriff’s Office news release states a suspect is in custody and there is no further threat to the public.

Police tape blocks off an area in Swensrud Park in Northwood where an alleged stabbing reportedly occurred Monday morning. -- Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune
Police tape blocks off an area in Swensrud Park in Northwood where an alleged stabbing reportedly occurred Monday morning. — Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune

It is not clear whether the victim was mortally wounded.

Law enforcement said further information will soon be released.

Police tape marks off one of the entrances to Swensrud Park Monday afternoon as two Worth County Sheriff's Office deputies talk near their cars. -- Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune
Police tape marks off one of the entrances to Swensrud Park Monday afternoon as two Worth County Sheriff’s Office deputies talk near their cars. — Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune

Officers with the Northwood Police Department, Worth County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol were at the park looking at evidence and taking photographs. The park is blocked off from several entrances.

Within the park, a separate area is marked off, and multiple items are strewn about the grass. There are also several muddy tire tracks nearby.

Look to the Herald for more information as it becomes available.

 


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