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Man stabbed in north Fargo this morning; treated at nearby hospital, then arrested

UPDATED 1:01 p.m.??...

UPDATED 1:01 p.m.??

FARGO - A Fargo man who was stabbed in the arm this morning took a trip to the emer-gency room and then to jail on two outstanding warrants, said Fargo police Sgt. Julie Hinkel.

The alleged stabber was in custody and being interviewed by investigators about the incident, Hinkel said.

"We have two conflicting stories of what it was about," she said.

The stabbing happened at an apartment building at 37 7th St. N., Hinkel said. Authorities received a call from that location at 4:21 a.m. about the stabbing.

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Officers located the victim, identified as 30-year-old Craig Pahlen, in an alley east of the Scandia Hotel at 717 4th St. N.

Pahlen suffered a single puncture wound to the arm and had significant blood loss, Hinkel said.

Pahlen was taken to MeritCare Hospital, where he was treated and released before being taken to the Cass County Jail.

Several people were involved in the incident, and one witness was arrested on an outstanding warrant, Lt. Pat Claus said.

The case will likely be for-warded to the Cass County state's attorney as a long-form complaint for consideration of charges, he said. The stabbing suspect, who was not arrested, may not face charges if it was a case of self-defense.

The suspect's name was not released.

Readers can reach Forum reporter

Mike Nowatzki at (701) 241-5528

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