A man was arrested in Hayward Saturday, July 17, on charges of stabbing two men in the Moccasin Bar parking lot, according to Hayward Police Chief Joel Clapero.
Police officers were notified of the stabbing at 2:08 a.m. Saturday and shortly after arrived at the scene, where witnesses stated the male suspect was told to leave the bar and a fight ensued. The suspect pulled a knife and stabbed one of the victims in the lower right abdomen then fled on foot up the alley, where a second male was walking to his vehicle. The suspect then stabbed that male in the back as he ran past him.
Both victims were transported to Hayward Area Memorial Hospital for medical treatment. One victim was then transported to a Duluth hospital. Both are currently recovering with non-life-threatening injuries, Clapero said.
At 2 p.m. July 17, the suspect was taken into custody at his residence, Clapero said. Charges include two counts of attempted homicide, two counts of felony substantial battery, first-degree felony endangering safety and disorderly conduct. The name of the suspect was not released pending the filing of charges by the district attorney.
Assisting with the incident were the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department and LCO Police Department.
“This is believed to be an isolated incident and there does not appear to be any threat to the community at large,” Clapero said.