A Mankato man is charged after allegedly stabbing another man at a downtown Mankato business.

Ricky Lee Mays faces one felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and three other misdemeanor charges.

According to the criminal complaint, Mays wounded a man after stabbing him while trying to leave a local business.

Mankato Public Safety says surveillance video shows the victim allegedly striking Mays before Mays slashed at him.

Mays told authorities while in Blue Earth County Jail that he was fearful for his life as the man kept persisting so at some point he pulled a knife.