A 17-year-old boy was killed and 4 different individuals had been critically injured after they had been stabbed whereas tubing on the busy Apple River in Wisconsin on Saturday, legislation enforcement officers stated.
The suspect, a 52-year-old man from Minnesota, had fled the scene however was taken into custody by police about an hour and a half after the incident started with the assistance of witnesses on the river. Authorities haven’t launched the identify of the suspect or the sufferer.
The sufferer who died was additionally from Minnesota, in keeping with police, and the surviving victims had been described as one girl and three males, all of their 20s. The suspect didn’t have a knife on him when he was taken into custody, and police are nonetheless searching for the weapon.
St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson stated investigators weren’t instantly clear on a motive for the assault however stated the suspect and victims had been tubing down the river in two separate teams when the incident occurred.
“Presently we’re undecided what began this incident,” the sheriff stated at a information convention Saturday. “It is all believed that everyone was tubing.”
Knudsen described the scene as “scary” and “chaotic.”
“I am certain that anyone that witnessed this can always remember it,” he stated. “So it’s a tragedy.”
The Apple River in Somerset, Wisconsin – a city about 35 miles outdoors of Minneapolis – is a well-liked for tubing and tenting within the space. Resident Kat Fenton, who stated she helped the daddy of one of many stabbing victims, instructed native outlet FOX 9 she was shocked by the stabbing at such a preferred summer time spot.
“I’ve by no means seen something like this,” she stated. “This isn’t OK. Folks simply come right here to have enjoyable.”
Contributing: Mike Hart, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel