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Police make an arrest in fatal Champlin stabbing

CHAMPLIN, Minn. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in a fatal stabbing in the Minneapolis suburb of Champlin, according to police.

The Red River Valley SWAT team responded to an apartment building in Fargo, North Dakota Tuesday morning after receiving a tip and arrested a 44-year-old man, authorities said.

Champlin police found 35-year-old Peachu Yates unresponsive in the front yard of a residence about 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Police Chief Ty Schmidt said officers and firefighters from the Anoka-Champlin Fire Department attempted life saving efforts but were unsuccessful.

A K-9 team from Brooklyn Park and the Minnesota State Patrol air unit helped law enforcement from several agencies search for the suspect.

Officers found the suspect’s vehicle abandoned in neighboring Brooklyn Park.