Mar 28, 2024, 11:00 AM

Stabbing attack in Illinois leaves 4 dead, 7 injured

Stabbing attack in Illinois leaves 4 dead, 7 injured

TEHRAN, Mar. 27 (MNA) – The police in Rockford, Ill., said they had received calls for police and emergency assistance around 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday after a man went on a stabbing rampage.

A man went on a stabbing rampage in a residential neighborhood in Northern Illinois on Wednesday afternoon, killing four people and wounding seven in an attack that included a home invasion and involved multiple crime scenes, the authorities said.

Carla Redd, the police chief in Rockford, a city of about 150,000 some 80 miles northwest of Chicago, said at a news conference that a suspect had been taken into custody in the attack, the motive of which was unclear.

Three victims were killed at the scene, and a fourth died at a hospital, the authorities said. The seven wounded were taken to area hospitals, where their conditions ranged from critical to stable.

The police did not name the suspect but said he was a 22-year-old man. They noted that no one else was being sought in the attack. “We don’t believe there’s any other suspects that are on the run or at large at this particular time,” Chief Redd said at a news conference.

The victims who were killed include a 15-year-old girl, a 63-year-old woman, and two men, 49 and 22, the police said. A mail carrier was among those killed, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.


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