Boy, 17, is killed and four other people are left critically ill after being stabbed while TUBING in remote stretch of Wisconsin river: Cops detain suspect
A 52-year-old Minnesota man has been arrested after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death and four others seriously-injured in a frenzied knife attack on a Wisconsin river. The group were tubing along Apple river near the town of Somerset in western Wisconsin, close to the Minnesota border. The Apple River has long been a popular summer recreational destination for Twin Cities residents. They were attacked at around 3:45pm by a member of what St Croix County sheriffs believe was another tubing group of about six to eight people. The motive was unclear, and police are trying to speak to the 15-20 people who were tubing on the river at the time. Sheriff Scott Knudson said the scene at the remote location was 'chaotic, scary.' He added: 'I am sure anyone who witnessed this will never forget it. It is a tragedy.' Knudson said investigators are still searching for the murder weapon, as the suspect did not have the knife on him when he was arrested around a mile down river from the scene. He said someone took a photo of the attacker, which helped them to identify him, and he was arrested an hour after the stabbing.
'He was taken into custody without incident. 'We don't know yet who was connected to who, who knew each other or what precipitated it,' Knudson said. Other tubers began helping the victims after the attack, Knudson said, and administering first aid. Two victims were flown to a hospital and two were taken by ambulance. All were in critical condition with lacerations to their bodies. One is female, and the other three are males. Knudson said they were all in their early 20s. Tubing is popular along the river, where for about $20, a person can take a shuttle up the river and be dropped off with an inflatable tube to float back down. The float downriver takes about two and a half hours. The sheriff said he was shocked by the violence. 'It's been a number of years since a stabbing has taken place,' said Knudson. 'I don't know what to make of it. I just don't know.' The suspect is currently at the St Croix County jail. Knudson said that they are hoping for charges to be made on Monday. Source
Apple River stabbing: Teen dead, four injured after man goes on stabbing spree while tubing in Wisconsin
SOMERSET, Wis. (FOX 9) - Police say a 52-year-old man from Minnesota went on a stabbing spree while tubing on the Apple River in Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon, killing a 17-year-old boy, who was also from Minnesota, and critically injuring four other people. The suspect was not previously known to local law enforcement and is currently in custody at the St. Croix County Jail, pending charges, Knudson said. The four injured victims, one woman and three men, are all believed to be in their early 20s and had stab wounds in their torsos and other injuries. Investigators believe that both the suspect and the victims were tubing on the river when the incident occurred. Source
CRIME 1 killed, 4 injured after being stabbed on Apple River St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson said a 17-year-old boy from Minnesota was transported to Lakeview Hospital, where he later died.
SOMERSET, Wisconsin — Officials say a 17-year-old has died and four other people are in "serious to critical" condition after being stabbed Saturday afternoon along the Apple River in Somerset, Wisconsin. In a press conference, St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson said officials were called to the area of the Sunrise Bridge near Sunrise Park at around 3:45 p.m. on reports that multiple people had been stabbed. When deputies arrived, they found five people with stab wounds. Knudson said one of the victims — a 17-year-old boy from Minnesota — was transported to Lakeview Hospital, where he later died. The other four victims were transported to Regions Hospital — two were airlifted and two were taken by ambulance. Knudson said the other four victims — three men, one woman — are all in their early 20s. In a Facebook post Saturday night, officials with the sheriff's office said the victims' injuries range from "serious to critical condition." "Chaotic. Scary. I'm sure that anybody who witnessed this will never forget it," Knudson said. "It is a tragedy, and I feel really bad for the families." Source
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