Police: Stabbing Victim at East Metro Nursery Dies

Updated: 02/14/2014 3:31 PM
Created: 02/13/2014 7:10 PM
By: Cassie Hart

Newport Police are investigating after a fatal stabbing at an East Metro floral nursery Thursday.

Newport Police, along with other local agencies, were called to Bailey Nurseries in Newport around 3:30 p.m. for a medical situation involving a stabbing victim.  

The victim died, and the suspect is in custody, according to police. St. Paul police say the suspect, a man, was dropped off at the Ramsey County Jail. He was taken to Regions Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting in the investigation.

Bailey Nurseries released the flowing statement:

“Bailey Nurseries and the Bailey family [are] deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred at our facility this afternoon. Our deepest sympathies and condolences are extended to the family and friends of our fellow employee. Please join us in keeping his family in your thoughts and prayers. Since the events leading to this tragedy occurred just late this afternoon, the police are actively investigating and trying to gather all of the facts and circumstances surrounding his death. As a result, we do not have any further comments at this time.”

The Associate Press contributed to this report.

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