Teen Says Man Who Stabbed Her at St. Cloud Walmart is a Stranger


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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KMSP) – A 29-year-old St. Cloud man is in custody after St. Cloud police say he stabbed a 17-year-old St. Cloud girl at Walmart.

Police received the call just before 7:30 p.m. that a stabbing occurred at the Walmart on the 3600 block of 2nd Street in St. Cloud.

Christian De Beche, Photo: Stearns Co Jail

As police were on their way, Walmart security managed to keep the suspect, Christian Anthony Robert De Beche, in an area inside the store. De Beche discarded the knife used in the stabbing. Police arrested him without incident.

The 17-year-old girl was stabbed under her left arm. Emergency crews treated her and took her to St. Cloud Hospital. Her injuries are non-life threatening.

The girl told police she didn’t know the suspect and didn’t know why he attacked her.

De Beche is refusing to speak with police. Police are still investigating what led up to the stabbing.

In light of the incident, Walmart staff closed the store for the evening.