Police arrest a Somali man who stabbed a woman in Minneapolis

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A Somali man estimated to be in his early 40s has stabbed and seriously wounded a woman in the United States.

The Minneapolis Police Department said the incident took place at the intersection of 16th and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis.

The perpetrator reportedly tried to escape, but was apprehended by police not far from the scene.

An investigation is underway into the woman’s injuries and the motive for the attack, bringing into sharp focus reports of insecurity in Minneapolis in recent days.

The woman is still nursing her injuries at a Minneapolis hospital.