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Charges: Dating app hookup leads to stabbing in Mankato

The date quickly turned violent, with a man being stabbed in the back.

A woman has been charged with felony assault and theft after a date turned into a stabbing in Mankato. 

Tywanda L. Johnson, 32, of Mankato has been charged with 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor theft after an afternoon encounter with a man she met through a dating app turned violent. 

A criminal complaint explains different stories from the victim and Johnson. The victim told investigators that he met Johnson through the Tagged dating app and they agreed to meet in Mankato for sex. The victim said they reached the residence and went inside, at which point he asked if he could take a shower. 

When he got out of the shower, he claims Johnson began yelling at him unprovoked, then turned violent by throwing a chair at him. She is then accused of taking a knife and trying to stab him. He fended her off and while he was still naked and trying to leave he was stabbed in the back. 

A responding officer documented finding the victim oozing blood from a one-inch stab wound to the center of his back, just to the right of his spine. The complaint says the victim got dressed in the hallway and called 911. 

Johnson confirmed that they agreed to meet for sexual activity through the dating app, but she said they got into an argument after she became uncomfortable and asked him to leave. Johnson accused the victim of getting rough with her, prompting her to grab a chair and try to strike him with it only to have it taken away and used against her. 

Johnson then says she stabbed the victim out of fear for her safety. 

Police found no observable injuries on Johnson and she did not call 911 and was against the incident being investigated, the complaint concludes. 

The victim was also missing approximately $160 from his pants after the incident. 

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