Man charged after beer pong dispute leads to stabbing


An 18-year-old Lake Crystal man is facing criminal charges after an altercation during a drinking game lead to a stabbing in Mankato last weekend.

The Mankato Free Press reports Colton Thomas Lang was at a friend's house at 110 Glenwood Ave. playing beer pong during the early morning hours last Sunday.

After Lang's opponent made two shots in a row, Lang allegedly pulled a knife on the player and pressed it into his chest, according to the criminal complaint. The two men eventually separated and continued playing the game.

A man living at the house told Lang to leave. The complaint states Lang punched the man while he was holding the knife, cutting his face.

KEYC said the victim suffered a gash across his nose and eye, both of which required stitches. Injuries to his eye may be serious, according to a prosecutor.

Lang denied being involved in the incident when we was arrested. He was charged with four felony counts of second-degree assault.

At a hearing this week, Lang's mother said her son has autism, KEYC reported.

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