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Brandi Jewett, Forum Communications, Published September 05 2012

Woman attempts suicide outside Grand Forks gas station

GRAND FORKS - A woman who attempted suicide at a Grand Forks truck stop was taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, according to eyewitnesses and police.

A cashier who called police reported the woman had stabbed herself in the chest around 5:30 p.m. outside the Stamart Travel Center at the Interstate 29 ramp on Gateway Drive.

When police arrived on scene, they discovered this was not the case. The woman had given herself a minor injury, but not as first reported, they said.

Police has not released her name or her condition.

According to one witness, who didn’t wish to be named, the woman entered the travel center shortly after 5 p.m., wandered around the convenience store and then went outside.

A customer came into the store and told cashiers they needed to call 911. Cashiers found the woman outside bleeding from wounds. The witness said the woman, who looked to be in her 20s, told them she was depressed.

Police said they are not seeking any suspects or persons of interest in connection with the incident.