Cloquet Police Seek Man after Stabbing

Cloquet Police are seeking 25-year-old Stephen Smith after a stabbing. Cloquet Police are seeking 25-year-old Stephen Smith after a stabbing. |  Photo: Cloquet Police Department

Updated: February 28, 2018 03:32 PM

The Cloquet Police Department is asking for tips from the public to locate a suspect after a stabbing earlier this week.

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The incident happened Monday afternoon at the Washington Avenue Laundromat. Police say a man was stabbed multiple times after a dispute with the suspect, and that the victim's wounds are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police said Wednesday that they have identified 25-year-old Stephen James Smith as the suspect in the case. His last known address was in Cloquet, but he has not been located.

Smith is presumed innocent, but police are actively searching for him. The urge anyone with information on his whereabouts to call police.

Police say they do not believe the stabbing was random, and they do not believe the public is in danger.

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