Suspect to be named Monday in Apple River stabbing that left 1 dead, 4 injured – Michmutters

Suspect to be named Monday in Apple River stabbing that left 1 dead, 4 injured

The St. Croix County Sheriff says formal charges are expected to come Monday for the man accused of stabbing five people, killing one, on the Apple River in Wisconsin Saturday.

The sheriff says the suspect, a 52-year-old man from Prior Lake, Minnesota, is being held at St. Croix County Jail and will be named when charges are posted.

The suspect was said to have stabbed one teen and four young adults while the victims were tubing on the Apple River in Somerset Township.

Read the initial report HERE.

The sheriff says witnesses provided information about the events, and the man was arrested without incident at the exit point for tubers on the river.

The deceased is a 17-year-old boy from Stillwater, Minnesota.

The four victims in the hospital are a 20-year-old man and a 22-year-old man from Luck, Wisconsin; a 22-year-old man from Elk River, Minnesota; and a 24-year-old woman from Burnsville, Minnesota.

Authorities say the victims, whose torso and chest injuries range from serious to critical, are considered stable.

Authorities are investigating and say they are still determining a motive for the stabbings.

Anyone with video during or leading up to the incident should send it to [email protected] or call investigator John Shilts at 715-381-4319.

“The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the agencies that responded to assist with this traumatic incident and express our gratitude to the citizens who stepped in to provide care and comfort to the victims,” the sheriff said.

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