Stabbing victim hospitalized after Richfield altercation

A stabbing victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center July 18 after Richfield Police were called to the scene outside the Baymont Inn.

Police responded to 1200 E. 78th Street at 11:44 p.m., making contact with an 18-year-old male victim who had sustained a puncture-type wound to his torso, according to Richfield Police Lt. Mike Flaherty. As of the morning of July 19, police did not know the extent of the injuries, Flaherty added.

The suspect, who has not been apprehended, was identified as an 18-year-old male who was known to the victim, according to police. A motive for the stabbing is yet to be identified.