Eight individuals had been injured by a male suspect in an apparent random stabbing rampage close to downtown Colorado Springs, police mentioned Monday.
The suspect was restrained by a few of his victims and arrested earlier than daybreak by officers, police mentioned in a press release.
A number of the victims had been attacked on streets and a few had been discovered injured in the town’s America the Lovely Park over the course of a few half hour, police mentioned. After responding to the stabbing of two individuals at round 1:30 a.m., officers discovered a number of extra victims on strolling trails via the park as they looked for the suspect.
“Everywhere he was going, he was trying to come in contact with people and he was injuring them,” Sgt. Shawn Peterson informed KKTV.
Police mentioned the victims had been taken to hospitals, and three had been nonetheless hospitalized as of Monday afternoon. 5 had been launched from UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, spokeswoman Cary Vogrin mentioned. She didn’t touch upon the situations of the 2 different victims there.
The eighth sufferer was in secure situation at Penrose Hospital, hospital spokeswoman Andrea Sinclair mentioned.
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The assaults appeared to “be random and there is no known relationship between the suspect and the victims,” in line with a police assertion.
Police mentioned the suspect was a male however supplied no different details about him.
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