Suspect sought in Minot stabbing that prompted temporary lockdown at Trinity Hospital

Jarreau Seaphus
Jarreau Seaphus(KFYR-TV)
Published: Mar. 14, 2021 at 6:27 PM CDT
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MINOT, N.D. – UPDATE: 8:30 p.m.: Minot Police are searching for a 39-year-old man for attempted murder stemming from a stabbing incident Sunday afternoon.

Investigators said Jarreau Seaphus should be considered armed and dangerous.

Seaphus has various outstanding warrants unrelated to Sunday’s incident including reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, terrorizing, and other charges.

The status of the victim is unclear.

The public is advised to not approach Seaphus. If you know his whereabouts you are urged to contact Minot Police at 701-852-0111 or the CrimeStoppers hotline at 701-852-7463. Tipsters can remain anonymous.


Minot Police confirmed with Your News Leader Sunday they are investigating a stabbing incident.

Police said no one is in custody as of shortly after 6 p.m. Details are limited at this time, including the status of the victim and the identity of any suspect.

Police are expected to send out more information Sunday evening.

Trinity Hospital in Minot was under lockdown as of around 6 p.m., the hospital confirmed. This means people are allowed to leave the hospital, but not enter.

Randy Schwan with Trinity Health confirmed the lockdown was put in place due to the stabbing investigation, but it would likely be lifted soon.

The hospital follows lockdown protocols if they are treating the victim of a violent crime, and a suspect is not immediately taken into custody.

This is a developing story. Your News Leader will have more information as it becomes available.

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