A Minnesota teen was killed and 4 different individuals had been wounded after a person went on a stabbing spree close to a Wisconsin river throughout a day of water tubing.
The suspect, a 52-year-old man, was arrested about 90 minutes after the assault Saturday at Apple River, St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson stated throughout a press convention.
Investigators imagine the victims and suspect had been tubing on the river in separate teams previous to the stabbings.
“Right now we’re unsure what began this incident,” Knudson advised reporters Saturday evening.
The 17-year-old boy was rushed to an space hospital, the place he was pronounced useless. The opposite victims — one girl and three males — are of their early 20s, the sheriff stated. A lot of the wounds suffered had been to the torso, he stated.
A photograph taken of the suspect by a witness helped authorities observe down him down, Knudson stated. The knife used within the assault was not situated as of Saturday night.
“It’s been a variety of years since a stabbing has taken place, perhaps 15 years now,” Knudson stated of the realm.
“I’m certain that anyone who witnessed this can always remember it, he added. “So it’s a tragedy.”
The victims and the suspect weren’t instantly recognized.
No expenses have been introduced, however could possibly be confirmed by Monday. Authorities had been persevering with their investigation into Saturday evening, Knudson stated.
“We’re really within the strategy of attempting to divert among the tubing site visitors round our crime scene in order that alone is inflicting some challenges, attempting to get them off the river, gathering up what we will in a tough to get to space,” Knudson stated.