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First-degree assault charge filed for Willmar, Minn., stabbing; warrant issued

WILLMAR -- Felony assault charges, including counts for first- and second-degree assault, were filed Tuesday against a 29-year-old Willmar man accused of stabbing an acquaintance in April at a downtown Willmar building.

The charges were filed, and an arrest warrant issued, for Adrian Delgado in Kandiyohi County District Court.

According to the complaint, Willmar police were called around 1 a.m. April 19 to Rice Memorial Hospital regarding a stabbing. A man at the hospital said he had been stabbed by Delgado at an apartment along the 300 block of Fourth Street Southwest. He reported that they had argued and that Delgado grabbed him and they fell to the floor. Other people separated the two men. The victim then saw that he was bleeding from his side and realized he had been stabbed. He did not see the knife Delgado had used in the incident.

Police interviewed a building maintenance worker who had witnessed the fight. He identified the man who had been stabbed and identified the apartment that the alleged perpetrator lived in. That information helped officers identify Delgado. The knife allegedly used in the stabbing was located and handed over to law enforcement by building officials.

Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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