Woodbury police say Marksgraf Lake stabbing not random; no other suspects sought

Police in Woodbury say they’ve determined a reported stabbing of a man near Marksgraf Lake on Wednesday afternoon was not a random act and there is no threat to the larger community.

A man in his 70s told police he was stabbed in the chest around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday while walking on the south side of the lake.

He was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he was listed in serious condition. The man told officers he “did not hear anybody or see anybody” and that the suspects “came up from behind him,” according to the emergency radio dispatches.

Officers checked the area for evidence, including home-surveillance cameras, said Cmdr. Tom Ehrenberg of the Woodbury Police Department.

After more investigation, police came to the conclusion that the incident was not random and they “are no longer seeking any other involved persons,” a Friday evening statement said.

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