Brainerd Police ask for help in search for stabbing suspect considered dangerous


Brainerd Police are asking for the public's help finding a stabbing suspect who is considered a danger to the public.

The search began Sunday morning, when authorities responded to a report of a man who had been stabbed outside an apartment in the downtown area, according to a Facebook update from the police department.

According to the Brainerd Dispatch, the 48-year-old victim had gone to visit a female acquaintance at an apartment on South Seventh Street, where the assailant "rushed" and attacked him before fleeing.

Police say officers recovered a knife matching the one described by the victim, who was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. There is no word on his current condition.

The police named 31-year-old Nathan Bernard Holden as the suspect, describing him as a black male standing about 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds.

Brainerd police consider Holden a danger to the public, and advises anyone who sees him not to make contact and instead call 911 immediately.

Next Up

gofundme - abdullahi photo

Second suspect, a 17-year-old girl, arrested in Moorhead tax driver's killing

Abdullahi Abdullahi was found dead in his taxi last week.


Big playoff implications for the Wild Monday night

Minnesota wraps up the regular season Wednesday-Thursday in St. Louis.

Screen Shot 2021-04-12 at 5.44.29 PM

Brooklyn Center mayor proposes policing reform, including unarmed traffic enforcement

The resolution includes sweeping changes to policing in the wake of Daunte Wright's death.

Computer screens

This UW-Superior degree sets you up for a career in big data

UW-Superior offers online master’s program for transforming big data into better insights.

Pixabay - hiker forest woods warm

Get paid $1,000 (and a new phone) to show off MN's 'great outdoors'

An online company is looking for a 'Chief Adventure Officer" as a promotion.

ella and puff

Contest seeks 12 Minnesota dogs for 2022 Top Dogs calendar

The dogs with the most votes will be featured in the calendar to benefit the Animal Humane Society.


Sheriff: Alcohol a factor in ATV crash that injured 2 in Pequot Lakes

The two were ejected and then pinned under the ATV.

Screen Shot 2021-05-10 at 7.27.19 AM

Free COVID vaccine = free beer at Lake Monster Brewing Monday

The brewery has teamed up with a local pharmacy to hold a vaccination clinic Monday evening.