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Hawthorne Learning Center put on lock down after student is stabbed

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -

A woman was stabbed in the hand outside a Rochester school building Wednesday.

The scare put the Hawthorne Learning Center on lockdown.

It happened at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday when 26-year-old Wade Smith IV of Rochester arrived at Hawthorne Learning Center looking for a woman that is a student there.

The office called the woman to meet him, and Smith told her that he needed a ride.

Though Smith was reportedly intoxicated, the two then walked outside toward the parking lot.

Once the two were in the car, police say Smith began digging through the car's center console and pulled out a knife.

Smith then tried to stab the woman, making a deep wound in her hand that cut to the bone.

The woman then ran back to the school and called for help.

Police say that Smith was initially noncompliant when they arrived at the scene.

He was then taken into custody at gunpoint.

Smith currently remains in custody pending a second degree domestic assault charge.

The woman reportedly described Smith as a "Powder keg" when he drinks. She was transported to Mayo Clinic - Saint Marys hospital for treatment.

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