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Man stabs his friend 7 times while playing Magic the Gathering card game

By Mason White 3:00 PM July 31, 2017
Elija Dale Chreech
Elija Dale Chreech
By: Mason White

A man suffered multiple stab wounds after getting together with his friend to play a magic card game, according to police in Minnesota.

St. Cloud police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Elija Dale Chreech, after being accused stabbing his 20-year-old friend at least 7 times.

Chreech has been charged with first-degree and second-degree assault. He was booked into the Benton County Jail, pending a bail hearing.

According to the police investigation, Chreech invited his friend over to his house, which is located the 1200 block of Germain Street, on Friday.

At around 11:00 p.m., Chreech and his friend began playing the Magic the Gathering card game. The game was not going well for Chreech, and he became angry.

An argument broke out, during which Chreech grabbed a knife and stabbed his friend 7 times in the neck. Chreech then called 911 to report that his friend was dying.

The victim was rushed to the St. Cloud Hospital, where he being treated for injuries that were not considered life threatening.