ST. CLOUD - A Rice man is in jail after police say he tried to cut a 57-year-old man with a knife.

Officers say the incident happened at about 1:30 a.m. this (Friday) morning in the 400 block of St. Germain Street East.

Thirty-six year old Jason Bird tried to run from police by going into a nearby building.  Witnesses inside the building had seen Bird hide the knife from officers.