Rochester man arrested for assaulting a teen with a knife
(THE MED CITY BEAT) - Rochester police arrested a man Tuesday evening after he allegedly assaulted a male teen with a knife.
Officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of 5th Ave SE around 7:30 p.m. after receiving several reports of a fight. When officers arrived, they also found a smashed window at the residence.
According to police, the victim went to the home with two or three other individuals to visit his uncle. A friend of the uncle, who had apparently been drinking and smoking marijuana at the residence throughout the day, became upset when one of the visitors sat down on his clothes.
A fight broke out shortly after. The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Bakil Nuh Dahir, allegedly assaulted one of the individuals with a "box cutter" style knife during the altercation.
The victim, a 17-year-old male, suffered a cut to his hand. He declined emergency care, but told officers he would go to the hospital with his family.
Dahir faces charges of second-degree assault.
Note: Location is approximate.