New Hope Police Seek Suspect in Weapon Assault
New Hope police are seeking a man who police say assaulted another man with a weapon at Civic Center Park.
Police say the incident occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the picnic pavilion at Civic Center Park. Officers initially responded to a report of two men involved in a physical altercation.
According to New Hope police, the suspect ran from the park immediately after the incident. A search of the area was unsuccessful, police said.
The victim was taken to a local hospital to receive additional medical treatment. His condition was not known Thursday afternoon.
Investigators don’t consider the crime a random incident.
“Preliminary information indicates that the suspect and victim potentially knew one another,” read a statement put out by New Hope police.
The incident is currently being investigated by officers from the New Hope Police Department with the assistance of the Hennepin County Sherriff’s Office.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have additional information should contact the New Hope Police Department at (763) 531-5170. Anonymous tips may be submitted using Tip411 at newhopemn.gov/tip411.