Minnesota Man Brutally Beat, Stabbed Woman for Wearing American Flag Shirt, Charges Say

by Anthony Gockowski


A Mankato, Minn., man is facing several charges after he allegedly beat a woman so severely that police officers “couldn’t see her eyes.”

The suspect, 23-year-old Paul Peter Jal, was “upset” because the victim was “wearing an American flag shirt,” a criminal complaint says. Jal is facing charges of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, third-degree assault, threats of violence, disrupting a 911 call, and damage to property.

The complaint says Mankato police responded to an apartment residence around 4:15 a.m. Oct. 2 after 911 received a call from a woman who was “screaming” as a male voice and “thumping sounds” could be heard in the background.

Police arrived to find a victim who was “soaking wet head to toe in water” with a bleeding nose and a face that was “swollen to the point that officers couldn’t see her eyes.”

“Officers entered the apartment and observed water all over the floor, broken plastic on the kitchen floor, and several cell phones that had cracks on the screen,” the complaint says.

Jal allegedly choked the victim, punched her repeatedly, and attacked her with a towel rack he ripped out of the wall. The victim said Jal stabbed her and police “observed a puncture wound.”

During the attack, Jal threatened to kill the victim and “told her she would die tonight,” the complaint says. The victim attempted to call 911 using the phone of another man who was asleep in the apartment at the time. Jal took the phone and broke it, the charges say.

Police attempted to locate Jal when they responded but couldn’t find him. A warrant was issued for his arrest and he does not appear to be in custody yet.

Jal has four prior felony convictions, including for threats of violence, drug possession, and fleeing a police officer.

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Anthony Gockowski is Editor-in-Chief of Alpha News. He previously worked as an editor for The Minnesota Sun and Campus Reform, and reported for The Daily Caller.
Background Photo “Mankato Police” by Mankato, Minnesota.




Appeared at and reprinted from DailySignal.com

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3 Thoughts to “Minnesota Man Brutally Beat, Stabbed Woman for Wearing American Flag Shirt, Charges Say”

  1. GM Davenport

    The other man was sleeping through all this and did not try to stop it? That seems fishy and not realistic, most younger men are such cowards these days.

  2. George Washington

    Diversity isn’t a strength. It’s Balkanization. Halt all immigration for 50 years; return refugees.

    1. Robert Cochran

      I agree 100% because there are already at least 5times the amount of immigrants in the United States then we will ever need especially with the way the industry is going more and more into the machine and robots taking over a lot of the jobs that would normally be done by individual’s. It is getting to the point where there will be no more jobs available for entry level people who don’t have a high school diploma to get a job and with the way our education system is doing to the kids now days that number is going to increase more every year.