Juvenile arrested in Platteville attempted homicide

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Published: Mar. 3, 2021 at 6:02 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 3, 2021 at 9:21 AM CST
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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - The Platteville Police Dept. announced the arrest of a juvenile in connection with a stabbing late Friday night.

According to the police dept., he was taken into custody Tuesday at a home in Lafayette Co. and accused of attempted homicide. His name has not been released and he remains in jail, awaiting formal charges.

Investigators previously stated the attack occurred around 9:15 p.m. On Sunday, they reported Platteville officers responded to a call about a fight in progress outside the local Walmart. While there, police received another report of a man with an apparent stab wound to his upper body.

The suspect had left the scene before officers arrived.

The wounded man was first taken to Southwest Health to be treated for his injuries and was later transferred to a Madison hospital, a police statement indicated.

His name was not released, and police have not given an update on his condition.

In their initial statement about the attack, investigators said the individuals likely knew each other and they believed there was no general threat to the community.

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