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Multiple suspects arrested after man suffers 'significant' facial injuries in assault

FARGO - Police say an employee at a tool business suffered "significant" facial injuries when he was assaulted with a weapon Monday night in the parking lot of the business.

The phone call to dispatchers at 11:12 p.m. stated the victim was beaten in the face with a hammer or pipe.

Police Sgt. Mark Lykken said police aren't sure what kind of weapon was used.

The victim told police he was leaving work at Harbor Freight Tools, 3207 Main Ave., when four males confronted him in the parking lot, Lykken said.

One of the suspects, a 17-year-old from West Fargo, struck the victim in the face with a weapon, causing cuts, bruising and swelling, Lykken said.

The victim ran inside the business to get help, and the manager came out to assist him. Both the victim's and manager's vehicles had windows smashed out, Lykken said.

The suspects and victims know each other, but it's unclear what led to the altercation, he said.

The 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy and criminal mischief to a vehicle. He was taken to juvenile detention.

Jordan Lee Aalgaard, 21, of West Fargo, was arrested on suspicion of terrorizing, after he allegedly called the victim after the incident and threatened him, Lykken said. Aalgaard was being held in the Cass County Jail.

Another 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of criminal facilitation and released to a parent.

The fourth suspect, a 19-year-old from West Fargo, hadn't been arrested, but police know his identity, Lykken said.

The victim told police he would bring himself to the hospital, Lykken said.