Woman returns home to find ex-boyfriend inside with a knife

A standoff with police ensued, during which he set fire to much of the house.
Author:
Publish date:

A standoff in Hubbard County unfolded on Tuesday evening that started when a woman returned home to find her ex-boyfriend waiting with a knife.

The woman was physically assaulted by her ex, who tried to stab her with the knife at the home in Arago Township, north of Park Rapids.

She was able to escape the house and called police around 7:08 p.m., with officers arriving and trying to make contact with the suspect, who was still inside.

He refused to communicate or cooperate, and was known to police through prior incidents as a danger to law enforcement.

The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office says that the victim also told them there were guns inside her home, prompting a SWAT team to come to the scene.

Further attempts to communicate were unsuccessful, with police observing the man walking through the house setting things on fire.

By just after 11:30 p.m. a large fire had started inside the home, at which point the suspect left the house and was arrested.

The Park Rapids Fire Department extinguished the fire, which caused extensive damage to the property. The suspect is being held in Hubbard County Jail, where he awaits multiple felony charges.

Domestic violence in Minnesota

The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women reports that in 79 percent of fatal domestic violence cases where the woman was the victim in 2017, the killer was an intimate partner.

In a third of cases, the victim was either separated or trying to leave the partner who killed them.

More than 65,000 adults in Minnesota use domestic violence service programs every year, though fewer than 50 percent of those suffering from domestic violence ever reach out for help.

Next Up

Mayor Brad Wiersum

'Please, please, please get vaccinated,' Minnetonka mayor pleads

This comes as the local state of emergency officially ends.

YouTube - Jeopardy screengrab minneapolis

Can you answer all the Minneapolis questions from this week's 'Jeopardy?'

KARE personalities including Randy Shaver and Rena Sarigianopoulos presented the clues.

Pexels - woman shop mask covid CROP

35 counties, including most of Twin Cities, now COVID hotspots

The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask in public, indoor places in these counties.

covid, coronavirus

CDC document: Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox

Vaccines remain very effective at preventing severe illness from the delta variant, however.

Flickr - smoke McGregor minnesota wildfire July 29 2021 - Lorie Shaull

'Unprecedented': The wildfire smoke isn't going anywhere this weekend

The air quality alert that was supposed to end Friday is now in effect into early next week.

Alexis Saborit

Charges: Woman killed in horrific Shakopee attack was trying to leave suspect

The shocking incident happened at an intersection Wednesday afternoon.

3M Open, Tony Finau

Multiple injuries after pickup crashes into shuttle bus at 3M Open

Blaine police listed 25 people as being involved in the collision.

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

Teen arrested in connection to recent St. Cloud shootings

The shootings, which occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday, did not result in injury or property damage.

Related

Woman dies at St. Paul home, husband arrested

Police were initially called to a house fire, but found a dead woman instead.

Renee Kantor

Sheriff: Woman's shot misses boyfriend's head northwest of Twin Cities

The bullet wound up going through a wall in the house.

Elizabeth Lynch

Hector woman charged in shooting death of her boyfriend

The 42-year-old victim was shot dead on March 26.

Joseph McRunnel

Murder charges: Woman stabbed boyfriend in heart with kitchen knife

Police were called to their apartment three times in the same night.

Efrain Guerrero Jr.

Charges: Willmar man brutally beat woman with knife handle

The Day One Crisis Hotline for domestic violence victims is always available at 1-866-223-1111.

Screen Shot 2019-07-20 at 6.02.36 AM

Mother killed inside St. Paul home, 2 children unharmed

Police have launched a homicide investigation.

fire truck

Woman returns home to find her house has exploded, husband injured

The explosion happened in Oak Grove, Anoka County, Friday evening.

Screen Shot 2020-02-26 at 7.35.32 AM

Police find woman dead at 'disturbing scene' in St. Paul

Police received 911 calls just after midnight.