Bismarck Police say Sunday morning tire slashings are connected to an attempted murder.
They responded to the 400 block of S. 16th Street at 3:14 a.m. for a report of a man slashing vehicle tires. One victim witnessed the man vandalizing the cars and walking away. Overall, 15 vehicles and a total of 23 tires were slashed, most on the right rear tire. Bismarck Police say the suspect was seen walking in the direction of the attempted murder and fit the description from the witness.
Bismarck police officers responded to the 700 Block of S. 12th St for a man with a stab wound.
The 31 year old male victim reported he and a woman discovered a 40 year old male suspect in their shed. When they confronted the suspect he became angry and started fighting with the victim. During the confrontation the victim was stabbed and the woman was punched.
A neighbor came out to help and the suspect tried slashing him, cutting his shorts and causing minor cuts to his stomach. The suspect ran from the area but was ultimately tracked to a residence on the 600 block of S. 9th Street using items dropped by the suspect and a Highway Patrol Canine tracking dog.
The West Dakota SWAT team responded after the subject failed to come out of the residence. Entry was made by the SWAT team and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident.
The victim was transported to a local medical facility where he is currently being treated for a stab wound to the neck. The suspect was transported to the Burleigh Morton Detention Facility. The victim and suspect are believed to not know each other.