MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A Mandan man is charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after allegedly attacking three people with a knife.

The Bismarck Tribune reports Cortez Ramon Lyons on Tuesday allegedly attacked a 48-year-old woman and her 20-year-old son and stabbed a 16-year-old female as she protected an 8-year-old with her body.

Authorities say the woman suffered 16 puncture wounds and a nearly severed finger.

Bismarck police arrested Lyons during a traffic stop late Tuesday afternoon. Police say Lyons swung at officers and resisted arrest.

Police also found a baggie of meth that officers say belonged to Lyons.

A judge set bail on Thursday for the Morton County charges at $250,000 cash.

Lyons did not have an attorney listed in court records for either case.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune,