Kalispell Man Charged With Attempted Murder in North Dakota

By Beacon Staff

MINOT, N.D. – A Montana man is being held without bond in an attack at a gas station near Minot.

Peter Maki of Kalispell, Mont., appeared confused during a teleconference Friday in Northwest District Court. He’s charged with attempted murder.

A judge denied bond for Maki and ordered a mental evaluation.

Sheriff Vern Erck has said a 51-year-old Ward County man was slashed in the neck by with a box cutter or knife Thursday morning at the Tesoro Dawn to Dusk gas station east of the city. Maki was later arrested in the Granville area.

The name of the victim has not been released. He was treated at a local hospital. He’s told police he didn’t know his attacker.

Maki is being held in the Ward County jail. It was not immediately known whether he had an attorney.

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