Minneapolis police Monday continued their search for a group of suspects accused of pepper spraying, then attacking a woman with an automotive tool in south Minneapolis’ Phillips West neighborhood over the weekend.
The 32-year-old St. Paul woman was found bleeding from the head in the early morning hours Saturday by police officers responding to an assault complaint in the area of S. 4th Avenue and Lake Street E., according to an incident report. No arrests have been announced.
After the assault, the woman was treated for her injuries at Hennepin County Medical Center, where her condition wasn’t known.
The victim told police that she was attacked by a group of people, one of whom pepper-sprayed her, before another suspect struck her in the head with a pickle fork, a pitchfork-like tool used to make repairs to car steering systems. It’s unclear whether the weapon was recovered.
Police were also investigating an incident the previous afternoon, in which a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the Prospect Park neighborhood by an unidentified suspect. The boy was taken to an area hospital with noncritical injuries, police said.