Man Who Stabbed Montana Trucker Found Mentally Ill

By Beacon Staff

MOORHEAD – A Canadian man accused of nearly stabbing a Montana trucker to death at a Minnesota rest stop has been found to have a mental illness.

Harmit Bhangu, 32, has been found incompetent to stand trial on charges of second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Bhangu is accused of stabbing Dale Morigeau (MOHR’-ah-joh) eight to 10 times at an Interstate 94 rest stop east of Moorhead in January.

Morigeau survived the attack.

Clay County Attorney Brian Melton says Bhangu underwent evaluations that found he does not have the competency to assist in his own defense or comprehend the trial.

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