Aberdeen Transient Attacks Another With Knife Handle

A transient was attacked by another with a knife in downtown Aberdeen over night. Sergeant Ross Lampkey with the Aberdeen Police Department tells KBKW that it wasn’t a stabbing, the man was attacked with the handle of the knife after an apparent argument.

Officers were called to the report of a woman screaming in the 1,000 block of East Market Street around 1:30 am Thursday morning. A woman covered in blood told officers that a man nearby was injured. Officers found a 24-year-old white man with lacerations to his face and hands. The victim told police that a 49-year-old Native American man had assaulted him then fled the scene.

Officers determined the two had been talking when the suspect struck the victim in the head with the handle-end of a knife. The victim sustained injuries to his hands while attempting to scuffle for the knife.

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The man is still at large but is well known to local officers. The incident is being investigated as a felony assault.