Cold Spring Man Arrested, Another Hospitalized After Alleged Stabbing
MARTY - A 20-year-old Cold Spring man is hospitalized after showing up at the hospital with stab wounds.
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says they were called to St. Cloud Hospital at about 2:45 a.m. this (Thursday) morning. Justin Kunkel was brought to the hospital by his father to be treated for several stab wounds.
Kunkel says the incident happened at a home on the south side of Pearl Lake, in Maine Prairie Township. Kunkel's father had picked him up at the home, and brought him to the hospital. Kunkel's father was able to lead investigators to the home on County Road 8.
Several men still at the home were questioned about the incident. Witnesses say 20-year-old Jon Gately and Kunkel were arguing. At some point Gately pulled out a folding knife from his pocket. Kunkel ran towards Gately and tackled him. The two fell to the ground with Kunkel receiving several stab wounds.
Gately was arrested. He's facing assault charges. The incident remains under investigation.