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Driveway dispute ends in stabbing on Willmar's east side

WILLMAR -- An argument over a car blocking a driveway escalated into a stabbing late Sunday afternoon on Willmar's east side.

The 42-year-old victim was taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital.

Willmar Police arrested a suspect, age 23, who is in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail. Willmar Police said criminal charges may be filed.

According to police, the confrontation apparently began as a verbal argument between two neighbors over a parked car that was allegedly blocking part of a driveway at a home on Mary Avenue. A third neighbor, the stabbing victim, then joined the argument and, according to the police report, the dispute became physical.

The victim reportedly was stabbed when a family member of one of the individuals involved in the fight came out of the house with a knife.

Police were called to the scene at 4:22 p.m.