8 People Stabbed In Random Mass Stabbing In Colorado

Holly Matkin

Eight people were injured during an overnight stabbing spree in Colorado.

Colorado Springs, CO – A knife-wielding attacker brutally stabbed eight random people in a series of unprovoked attacks early Monday morning.

Colorado Springs police responded to the area of Limit Street and Eighth Street for an initial report of a stabbing at approximately 1:30 a.m., The New York Times reported.

They located two victims at that location, and were told that the suspect had fled down one of the walking trails in nearby America the Beautiful Park.

Several officers headed down the Midland Trail towards the Pikes Peak Greenway to search for the attacker while other officers rendered aid to the first two victims, KKTV reported.

"As we proceeded along the trail, we found several other people that the suspect came in contact with and had also assaulted,” Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Sergeant Shawn Peterson told the news outlet. “We ended up getting…several other calls for service with regards to injured victims.”

The attacker kept stabbing people he encountered as he made his way through the area.

Just before 2:15 a.m., police received a report that the suspect stabbed several more victims in the area of East Boulder Street and North Tejon Street, KUSA reported.

They arrived to find that some of the victims fought back and managed to apprehend the suspect, who was subsequently taken into custody.

His identity has not been released.

“There doesn’t appear to be any accomplices,” Sgt. Peterson told KKTV. “There appears to be one sole individual doing this.”

Investigators said that the attacks appeared to be random, and that there are no known relationships between the suspect and the victims, KUSA reported.

Seven of the eight stabbing victims were transported to UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, according to The New York Times.

Five of the victims have since been released.

Hospital spokesperson Dan Weaver refused to comment on the conditions of the other two victims.

The condition and location of the eighth victim was not immediately known, The New York Times reported.

"I’d really like to thank all the public for assisting us in help catching him, along with medical and [fire department personnel],” Sgt. Peterson told KKTV. “Their quick response really helped these victims and also helped police locate the suspect.”

Comments (47)
Jim DeMarsh
Jim DeMarsh

Soooo...who was Mr. Stabby?

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Da$
Da$

No conceal carry??? Too many libs in Colorado these days. It would have taken only one CC citizen to end the scumbags reign of terror. It would have also saved a ton of tax payer dollars trying him and housing him.

sturnman22
sturnman22

Why are they not identifying the assailant? Does the public not have a right to know? Is transparency not practiced in Colorado Springs?

flybynight
flybynight

I wonder if stronger knife control would.......... nevermind 🙄

Hannibal
Hannibal

Another hidden description of an assailant. You know what that means.

Janken
Janken

Oh oh there was no gun. How are the libtards going to take this? Take away our knives. Lol lol lol

Justaguy1954
Justaguy1954

Thank goodness the fool didnt know how or where to stab. I agree more people need to carry. It may have made a difference

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

YEP - WE REALLY NEED KNIFE CONTROLS. Lets RED FLAG all the chef's first.

CBunde
CBunde

I am guessing that the assailant is not a white person!

BJR
BJR

I'm guessing a brown guy with goat breath...could be wrong.

copdad
copdad

Was that an assault knife or a single chop knife. People need to be able to protect themselves if they so desire.

SUPER23
SUPER23

Question to the liberals. should they ban knives now like yall want guns banned. THINK U FREAKING MULLETS.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Wait a minute...CO? Is that not the state that has opened up itself to ALL DRUGS? Pity to the people that have decided NOT to alter their minds with drugs.....they will have to suffer the consequences of.....being assailed by a person with a knife!

Devinhurst1
Devinhurst1

#coloradoforknifecontrol 😂

rosi-d
rosi-d

I, for one. don't care to see his name in the headlines or all over the news for weeks. He doesn't deserve the attention. Let him fade into obscurity where he belongs

Hi_estCommieDenom
Hi_estCommieDenom

Always... Always... Exercise your 2nd amendment right!!

stjoe
stjoe

Legal Drugs AND Tight Gun Control = a recipe for disaster. ONE Conceal carry weapon in the hands of a trained individual would have greater likelyhood of No knife wounds and disabled knife wielder..... Not identifying the assailant...was he illegally in the US? askin for a friend....

LoadedDiaper
LoadedDiaper

Sand squirrel...no doubt.

justjan711
justjan711

Don't care if there is a concealed or open carry law in your state of not. In this crazy world we now live it, take whatever steps necessary to protect you or your family. Worry about the rest after you're safe. The Constitution gives all Americans the right to bear arms. That is the law of the land.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

That's the problem with being a liberal. You leave yourself open to these attacks. Now had this assailant chose me as a target, he would have found his knife totally ineffective against my gun. The guy probably picked today, since a lot of the 3 percenters went to VA, today. Plus Denver is heralded as a stoner town. Easy pickins for criminals.

william12345
william12345

hopefully it means 8 more ccw's, well trained and practiced, or at least 8 more open carries. preferably both


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