BROOKINGS – A man stabbed another man who allegedly attacked him in his home Sunday, according to the Brookings Police.
The incident was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday and occurred in the 900 block of Fifth Street, Assistant Chief Derrick Powers said.
The resident, 34, was home when the suspect showed up at the residence, Powers said.
“(The resident) offered to help him because he appeared to be intoxicated when he entered the residence,” Powers said, confirming that alcohol was a factor.
“The male suspect attacked (the resident) from behind, strangling him. They were in the kitchen when this occurred. The resident got a knife and stabbed the suspect,” Powers said.
The resident was able to get out and called the police. When officers arrived, the resident told them the suspect, who he didn’t know, was inside.
“Officers went inside and took the suspect into custody,” Powers said.
The ambulance came to the scene and transported the suspect to the hospital, where he was treated for his stab wounds and then released. After that, he was transported to the Brookings County Detention Center.
The suspect is a 22-year-old Brookings resident, and he was arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary and aggravated assault.