St. Paul police investigating fatal stabbing in Highland Park neighborhood

St. Paul police are investigating a stabbing death in a Highland Park neighborhood Saturday morning. 

St. Paul Police Sergeant Mike Ernster said a 73-year-old man was killed, and a 59-year-old man was injured in a stabbing incident at a house on the 1100 block of South Bowdoin Street.

The preliminary investigation indicates the 73-year-old man approached a house and knocked on the door. When the 59-year-old man answered the door, there was an altercation, during which the 73-year-old man suffered a stab wound to the leg, and the 59-year-old man was stabbed in the torso. 

Bystanders and residents detained the 73-year-old until police could arrive around 9:30 a.m., Ernster said. Law enforcement provided first aid until medics arrived and transported both men to Regions Hospital. 

The 73-year-old man did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The 59-year-old remains hospitalized but is expected to survive his injuries, according to police. 

Law enforcement is still working to determine what led to the stabbing and whether the two men knew each other. 

Anyone who may have seen the 73-year-old man in the area or interacted with him is encouraged to call investigators at 651-266-5650.

The incident remains under investigation. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the 73-year-old man’s name and cause of death at a later date.