Possible knifing in Superior

On Thursday at around 6:30 pm, officers from the Superior Police Department responded to the report of a possible knifing. The altercation occurred in a wooded area approximately 50 yards west of the Hayes Court Complex Baseball Fields off Elm Ave.

Upon arrival, officers met with a victim who had lacerations on his arm and abdomen. The victim said he entered the wooded area after hearing what he believed to be a dog in distress. As the victim entered a clearing in the wooded area, a male suspect wearing dark clothing exited a bush and attempted to use an unknown object in his hand to fight the victim. The victim exited the area and called 911.

Quickly surrounding the wooded area, officers requested Superior Fire Department personnel to fly their drone over the area in an attempt to locate the suspect. Officers entered the wooded area with K9 Radik and found an encampment as well as a dog that appeared in good health. No one was located at that time.

According to a press release, the investigation progressed and led to the identification of a suspect. Later in the evening, the suspect was located and taken into custody.

This remains an open investigation. The identity of the suspect has not been released at this time.