FRIDLEY, Minn. - Two men suffered life-threatening injuries after they were attacked and stabbed in the neck in Fridley early Saturday morning.
Fridley police said that the men were found near 77th Avenue and Main Street at about 4:25 a.m.
The responding Fridley officers learned that the two men had been attacked nearby and drove to that location after fleeing their attackers. The driver was conscious and gave some information while the passenger was non-responsive, police said.
Anthony McCollum, 21, of Hilltop, and Yani Singh, 21, of Columbia Heights, are both in critical condition. McCollum was taken to Unity Hospital and Singh is at Hennepin County Medical Center.
The driver told police he and his friend were at the Two Stooges Sports Bar and Grill in Fridley until closing time. They had met two women at the bar and agreed to give them a ride to the area of Mississippi Street and University Avenue in Fridley.
"When they arrived in the area they were approached by two additional suspects who just began stabbing the victims," said Commander Paul Sommer of the Anoka County Sheriffs Office.
The suspects fled the area as did the two women, police said.
"We don't have a clear motive. We don't know if this was a robbery. We don't know what happened," said Sommer. "The complainants can't speak to us. They are not in a condition to talk to us at this point."
Two Stooges has a surveillance system monitoring both inside and outside the building, but a bar manager told KARE-11 the system isn't working.
The incident remains under investigation by the Fridley Police Department and the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. Anyone with information is asked to call 763-427-1212.