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Stabbing suspect nabbed when he returns to bar

Doctor: Thigh wound not from bullet

Post-Bulletin staff

Rochester police arrested a 38-year-old man for a stabbing outside Rookie’s Sports Grill at Thursday morning when the man and a companion returned to search for keys at the bar’s volleyball court at about noon Thursday.

Officers also found the suspect carrying an 8-inch knife and located another knife in a vehicle. The man was jailed and was expected to be charged in Olmsted District Court this morning, police spokesman Lt. Dan Muyres said.

The victim of the apparent assault suffered knife wounds in the elbow area of his arm and in his upper left high, but was not shot, as earlier reported, police said. A Mayo Clinic doctor viewed the thigh wound and determined it was not from a bullet, Muyres said.

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Two shots were fired at the scene, but they likely were fired to break up a fight Muyres said. Police found two shell casings at the scene.

The altercation started at about closing time at Rookie’s. One man apparently argued with Carlton D. Fogan, 27, of Rochester inside a restroom at Rookie’s.

Both were ordered out of the bar by bouncers, and the assailant allegedly started punching Fogan in a parking lot.

The assailant also pulled out a knife and slashed at the victim, according to the police report.

Fogan was reported in fair condition late Thursday afternoon.

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