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Sauk Centre man arrested, jailed after fight on bar bus

SAUK CENTRE -- A 32-year-old Sauk Centre man was arrested for second-degree assault and transported to the Stearns County Jail after a fight involving a knife early Sunday morning.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff's office, the incident happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday on a bus that was bringing patrons home from Shady's Bar in New Munich. Two men got in a fight when the bus was east of Sauk Centre. One of the men pulled a switchblade knife and displayed it and another man disarmed him and cut his hand in the process.

The bus driver stopped at a Sauk Centre gas station and made the man with the knife get off the bus. Deputies and the Sauk Centre police found him walking.

Officers interviewed all involved and identified the man who displayed the knife as Justin Thomas Krick, 32, of Sauk Centre. Krick and other passengers were treated for injuries sustained in the fight.

The case was forwarded to the county attorney's office for review for possible charges against others in the fight.