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Update: Teen suspect arrested in stabbing at MetraPark during basketball tourney

Posted at 9:52 PM, Mar 01, 2024

UPDATE: Billings Police officers located and arrested a male suspect wanted in relation to the stabbing Saturday afternoon. He has been handed over to the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office for further investigation.

Sheriff Mike Linder said Monday the suspect is 15 years old and the victim is 18 years old.

The suspect was arrested Saturday after authorities identified his vehicle was surveillance video at the MetraPark. Deputies followed the vehicle from Blue Creek Road north to South Billings Boulevard.

Law enforcement stopped the vehicle in the parking lot of the Reno Club, where the suspect was arrested, Linder said.

Yellowstone County deputies are investigating a stabbing at MetraPark Friday night during the Southern B divisional basketball tournament.

One male was stabbed around 7:30 p.m. during an altercation, according to the sheriff's office. It was not immediately clear Friday if the stabbing took place inside First Interstate Arena or outside.

The victim was taken to the hospital, and deputies have made no arrests but do not believe the public is in danger, according to the sheriff's office.

The victim and the assailant knew each other, according to the sheriff's office. Authorities were not sure of the severity of the injuries.

The Friday night games featured Lodge Grass versus Columbus, then Red Lodge versus Manhattan. Red Lodge and Lodge Grass both won and will face off Saturday in the championship game. The games were not interrupted.

Deputies are asking anyone with information to call the sheriff's office at 406-256-2929.