Victims in Madison stabbing were mother, daughter

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police say the man who fatally stabbed two people and injured a third before he was shot and killed by police had made threats to his neighbors in the past.

Police say Saturday that a woman in her 50s was killed Friday after the suspect forced his way into her apartment. Her daughter, in her 30s, also died from her injuries. The older woman's 16-year-old son was injured but survived.

Police say the 16-year-old was able to flee and get help.

The suspect was shot when police arrived. Police say he had mental health issues but the motive is unclear.

Police say the 30-something woman was visiting her mother, and brought along a 4-year-old boy she was babysitting. Police found the boy hiding in the apartment. He was uninjured.

AP-WF-05-03-14 2214GMT


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police say a suspect who stabbed and killed two people and wounded another before being shot by responding officers has died.

The police department said in a statement posted Friday night on its website that the person who was shot had died. The suspect had been taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said earlier Friday that two of the people who were stabbed died and the third is in stable condition at a hospital.

DeSpain said there appeared to be some sort of dispute between neighbors but police don't have a clear motive for the stabbings.

The stabbings took place Friday afternoon in an apartment along Madison's main thoroughfare. Police blocked off the area, snarling traffic in the state capital.

AP-WF-05-03-14 0511GMT

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