UPDATE: Police arrest man after 2 people found stabbed in south Bismarck

Published: Feb. 21, 2020 at 3:31 AM CST
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6:00 a.m. -- Police say a suspect is in custody following an assault in Bismarck that left two people with serious injuries.

Sgt. Cody Berger says officers responded to a home about 1 a.m. Friday where two people had been stabbed. They were taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Police set up a perimeter in the neighborhood to search for the man suspected of causing the injuries. A North Dakota Highway Patrol plane was also used to help locate the suspect.

Berger says Marcus Lapointe was arrested about 5 a.m. after a person called police to report someone was pounding on their door and trying to get inside.

Lapointe was taken to the hospital for possible frostbite. Authorities say the suspect knew the victims.

Lapointe is being held in the Burleigh County Jail.

3:00 a.m. -- A manhunt underway after a man stabbed two people in south Bismarck early Friday morning.

Around 1 a.m., the police were called to the 1100 block of Boseman Avenue where they found a male and a female stabbed.

Police set up a perimeter and sent the victims to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Authorities are searching for Marcus Lapointe, 5'10", 220 lbs with brown eyes and black hair.

He is dressed in all black and not wearing shoes. It is unknown if he has a weapon.

It's not clear at this time if Lapointe knew the victims.

Authorities are urging the public to call the police if they have any information about his whereabouts or the incident.

Bismarck Police Department: 701-223-1212

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