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Police arrest suspect in domestic homicide in NE Minneapolis

Police say the suspect in the fatal stabbing had an order for protection against him involving a female resident of the home.

MINNEAPOLIS — Police say a murder suspect who broke into a home and fatally stabbed a man in northeast Minneapolis has been arrested.

Police spokesman officer Garrett Parten says squads from the second precinct were dispatched to a home on the 1800 block of Arthur St. NE after 911 operators received a "frantic" call from a woman inside the residence, who told them a known man was breaking in. 

Parten says the woman escaped, but responding officers found a man, later identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office as 32-year-old Ryan Peterson of Minneapolis, stabbed to death inside the residence. Police say the victim is the 911 caller's husband or partner, and revealed that suspect is under an order of protection requested by the female resident of the home. 

“The relationship {the suspect} has with that female, we’re working to determine what that was," Parten told reporters. "She did have an order for protection against him.”

A man staying with friends next door says he woke to a thumping noise, then looked out a window and videotaped the suspect trying to get inside the house with what appeared to be a battering ram. "I look out the window and there he is, just beating on the door," the witness told KARE 11's Lou Raguse. 

Police say the alleged killer jumped in his vehicle and drove off just as squads arrived on scene. A manhunt was launched, ending Friday afternoon when the suspect was arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol. 

Charges against the man are expected either Monday or Tuesday. 

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