Rochester, MN(KROC AM News) - The Rochester Police Department has released some additional information connected to Wednesday morning’s stabbing in the Country Club Manor neighborhood.

A 39-year-old homeowner returned to his residence in the 3600 block of 4th Place NW around 6:30 a.m. after taking his dog for a walk. Police Captain John Sherwin says the man was attacked from behind by one or more intruders and “ was repeatedly struck by a blunt object causing injuries to his head and body.” Sherwin says he also “sustained significant stab wounds to his forearm and hand/wrist.” The victim was knocked out for a short period of time and regained consciousness around 7:00 a.m. and called 911. When taken to the hospital, the knife used in the attack was still  protruding from one of his hands.

Sherwin says it’s believed the suspect was wearing light blue pants or jeans and white tennis shoes. Sherwin says the homeowner’s wife had left for work before the attack and he had left a rear door unlocked. Sherwin says it appears the victim interrupted a burglary due to evidence in the home and the discovery of the victim’s property nearby.

Sherwin says investigators are seeking information from potential witnesses who may have been driving to work in the Country Club Manor area between 6:00 and 7:00 am. He says it’s possible the suspect fled the area on foot toward 36th Ave and Harriet Bishop school, which is only a block away from the victim’s home.

Sherwin says any information regarding suspicious persons or vehicles is appreciated. Specifically, the investigators are interested in hearing from anyone who may have observed a white U-Haul pick-up truck in the area during this time frame.

Subjects with information are requested to contact Investigator Chris Weber directly at (507)328-6922.

Individuals who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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