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Man accused of trying to kill a coworker at work

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN--A man is accused of trying to kill a co-worker at work.

26-year-old Louis Damian Cruz Montanez has been charged with attempted murder.

Police say he stabbed a co-worker with a knife in the neck during a locker room fight on Thursday night at the Northern Pride Turkey Plant in Thief River Falls.  

Montanez reportedly claims it was self-defense as the victim swung a box fan at him.

The victim is expected to survive.

Police say the fight started after the victim reportedly knocked Montanez to the ground when he opened the door to the locker room.