Man, in his 70s, stabbed near Markgrafs Lake in Woodbury; police investigating attack

Woodbury police are searching for the suspect or suspects responsible for attacking a man with a knife Thursday afternoon near Markgrafs Lake.

The apparently random stabbing occurred around 3:30 p.m. on the south side of the lake, police said.

The man, who police say was in his 70s, was found and transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul for injuries suffered during the assault, police said. He was listed in serious condition on Thursday evening, police said.

According to emergency radio dispatches, the man was stabbed in the chest while walking near the lake. The man told officers he “did not hear anybody or see anybody” and that the suspects “came up from behind him,” according to the dispatches.

The Woodbury Police Department is actively investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 651-439-9381.

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