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MPD: Suspect breaks into home of married couple, fatally stabs male victim

Police arrest suspect who fled the state after fatal home intrusion
Police arrest suspect who fled the state after fatal home intrusion 01:51

MINNEAPOLIS -- The suspect in a fatal stabbing was arrested in Wisconsin on Friday afternoon by Wisconsin State Patrol after fleeing from Minneapolis police earlier in the morning.

According to police, a frantic 911 caller at 7:40 a.m. reported someone attempting to break into her house on the 1800 block of Arthur Street. When officers arrived, they found and identified a male victim who was fatally stabbed.

A witness who did not want to be identified shared cellphone video that shows the suspect breaking into the home. 

Police say the preliminary investigation has determined that a husband and wife were sleeping inside when a "known individual" began breaking into the side door. The female victim escaped the home, but the husband was found stabbed.

Police identified the suspect as 31-year-old Franklin Terrol White.

The female resident of the home has a Minnesota protection order -- a temporary harassment order -- against the suspect, police said. Police are working to determine the relationship between the female victim and the suspect, as well as the motive behind the stabbing.

Police say officers observed an individual leaving the scene when they arrived, and later determined that it was the suspect. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or go online to CrimeStoppers

White has not been charged yet.

Police say this is the 57th death being investigated as a homicide this year. 

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