BIA official in South Dakota back at work after stabbing incident

The Bureau of Indian Affairs office in Fort Thompson, South Dakota. Photo by KSFY / Facebook

A Bureau of Indian Affairs official in South Dakota who was stabbed in the back has returned to work, the Associated Press reports.

Patrick Duffy, a member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe who serves as superintendent of the BIA office on the reservation, was stabbed on March 25. The knife went all the way into his chest wall, according to a criminal complaint that was filed in federal court, but he has made a full recovery.

Brian Iron Boulder, a 51-year-old member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, pleaded not guilty after being charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. He was due to go to trial this week but his attorney asked for a delay, the AP reported.

The trial will begin July 28, the AP said.

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