Rochester, MN (KROC AM News ) - Rochester police say they have identified a “person of interest” in connection with an early-morning stabbing that left a teenage girl with serious injuries.

Captain John Sherwin indicated investigators were seeking to locate and speak with that individual. He says the 17-year-old girl suffered a penetrating stab wound to her torso and a superficial stab wound on her hand at a residence in the 2700 block of 56th Street Northwest early Friday. Police were alerted to the incident when the girl arrived at the emergency room at St. Mary’s Hospital around 3:45 a.m.

Sherwin says, although she was conscious and able to speak, the teenager was uncooperative in providing information to police.

After undergoing surgery, the girl was last reported in critical condition.

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A Rochester teenager is being treated for stab wounds at St. Mary’s and at last check, police were trying to locate the man who attacked her.

A police spokesman says the 17 year old was stabbed at a residence in the 2700 block of 56th St NW around 3:30 a.m. Friday.

A female who lives there gave the teen a ride to the ER and police were  notified.

The teenager was to undergo surgery and as of noon Friday, there was no word on her medical condition. Police say she suffered two stab wounds, one to the side of her torso and the other to one of her hands.

It’s not known what the relationship is between the victim and suspect.  

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