assault

Man Accused of Assaulting Menard’s Worker Over Masks, Hits Officer With Hammer

HUTCHINSON, Minn. — A man accused of assaulting a Menard’s employee in Hutchinson, Minnesota on Wednesday, also drags an officer and hits him in the head with a hammer. Police say the 61-year-old suspect hit the Menard’s worker with some lumber after a mask dispute. Police responded and a “slow speed pursuit” began near the Hutchinson Mall. The man stopped…

Update: Tuesday assault in West Fargo not related to earlier incidents

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Precautionary lockdowns were ordered at four West Fargo schools Tuesday morning while police responded to a report of an aggravated assault. The assault was reported  in the area of 9th St. and 13th Ave. E. The suspect was seen running eastbound from the scene. West Fargo High School, Willow Park Elementary School, Eastwood Elementary  and…

Cramer co-sponsors bill that would make assaulting officers a federal crime

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Sen. Kevin Cramer is co-sponsoring a bill that would create federal penalties for people who target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence. Cramer says the Protect and Serve Act would make it a federal crime to knowingly cause, or attempt to cause serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer. Offenders could be sentenced…

Six charged after violent assault at Mayville State University

Norberto Zapata, Jr.MAYVILLE, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – Four men and a juvenile have been charged with a violent assault on the Mayville State University campus. The search continues for another suspect, 37-year-old Norberto Zapata, Jr., who has been charged with attempted murder.  The others face assault-conspiracy charges. Traill County Sheriff Steve Hunt says none of the suspects attend Mayville State and…

Former U.S. Attorney for ND breaks down riot investigation

"As a former federal prosecutor I was thinking to myself the variety of tools in the federal prosecutor tool box to hold people accountable."

WASHINGTON – Days after the attack on the U.S. capitol federal agencies have made dozens of arrests. “As I was watching the attack unfold, as a former federal prosecutor I was thinking to myself the variety of tools in the federal prosecutor tool box to hold people accountable,” Former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Tim Purdon said. Those tools include…

Minnesota trooper assaulted after Brooklyn Center crash

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota state trooper who was attacked by a driver at the scene of a crash in Brooklyn Center managed to subdue the suspect with the help of a Taser and a passing motorist. The attack happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday after the trooper stopped to investigate a single vehicle crash.  The suspect, a 38-year-old…

Man accused of assaulting woman at MATBUS Center in Fargo

Devin BangsFARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – A man was arrested for assault and terrorizing at the MATBUS Ground Transportation Center on NP Avenue in downtown Fargo. Police responded around 3:00 p.m. Monday to a report of a fight where they found Devin Bangs attacking a woman. The victim had minor injuries. Police say Bangs also threatened another woman. The 33-year old Bangs…

Four arrested in aggravated assault involving an axe and bat

Fargo Police responded to 809 10th Street South for a man being attacked

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police arrest four people connected to a Monday afternoon assault involving an axe and bat. It happened at 809 10th Street South after 1:00 p.m. Witnesses tell police they saw several people attacking a man. Twenty-nine-year-old Valeen Blueshield is accused of using the axe and was arrested for aggravated assault. Sixty-seven-year-old Juan Flores, 41-year-old Tylando Laroque,…

One arrested in connection with Grand Forks stabbing

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Police in Grand Forks are investigating a stabbing. Police were called Thursday to the 400-block of North 7th St. on a report of a disturbance. Witnesses reported that someone had been stabbed, but the victim couldn’t be found. Minutes later, Altru Hospital called police to report that a patient was dropped off with multiple stab…