Two behind bars after assault with a hand saw

Two are behind bars after an altercation involving a hand saw Monday night.

The Bemidji Police Department says officers responded to the 1700 block of Irvine Ave. NW around 11:10 p.m. after a report of possible gunfire and shouting.

A vehicle leaving the scene was stopped. Four people were in the car, with two saying they were assaulted by a 40-year-old Ponemah man with the saw.

One victim was transported to a Fargo trauma center for advanced care, while the other was treated at Sanford Bemidji.

The suspect, David James White, was arrested, as was a fellow occupant of the house for a felony warrant.

The Bemidji Police Department says there is no threat to the public and that the incident was isolated.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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