UPDATE: Attempted Murder charge pending in stabbing incident Friday morning

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UPDATE: 11:00 a.m. — Bismarck Police say the suspect in an early morning stabbing incident will be formally charged with Attempted Murder — not Aggravated Assault and Terrorizing, as police said earlier.


UPDATE 10:15 a.m. — More details on the Friday morning stabbing:

Bismarck Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a knife involved in the incident. The suspect, 32-year-old Marcus LaPointe, told police he left it in a bush.

At about 12:58 a.m., officers responded to a 911 call in the 1100 block of Bozeman Drive. The caller said a man was stabbing people in the residence. 

When officers arrived, they found a 35-year-old woman with stab wounds to her left arm and a 26-year-old man, also with stab wounds to his left arm. 

A third victim, another 35-year-old woman, reported that she was chased out of the residence by LaPointe but was uninjured.  LaPointe then fled the area.

Another woman and 5 children, including a baby, were also at the Bozeman Drive residence. All were uninjured.

The first female victim reported the incident all began because of a fight over a phone. She says that’s when LaPointe got angry and grabbed a knife from the closet.

Later, around 4:30 a.m., a woman in the 600 Block of Columbia Drive called 911 and said there was a man pounding on her door. Officers responded and found LaPointe in the driveway. 

He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for weather-related injuries. Police say LaPointe was only wearing a t-shirt, jeans, and socks when he was found.

He was arrested for Aggravated Assault-Domestic Violence, Aggravated Assault and Terrorizing. Other charges, including Attempted Murder, could be pending.

Both victims were taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The weapon used in the stabbing is described as a large knife. Police believe that LaPointe left the knife somewhere between the scene on Bozeman Drive and the 600 block of Columbia Drive.

If located, Police ask that you do not move or touch the knife, and contact the Bismarck Police Department immediately.

There are no other suspects involved.


One man has been arrested after two people were stabbed early Friday morning in Bismarck.

Around 1 a.m., the Bismarck Police Department responded to reports of stabbing at the 1100 block of Bozeman Avenue.

When they arrived, they found one female and one male with stabbing injuries.
Both victims were transferred to the hospital.

Bismarck Police officials say they arrested Marcus LaPointe around 5 am Friday morning in connection to the stabbing.

The victims’ conditions are unknown at this moment.

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