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1 killed, 2 hurt in western Wisconsin ax attack

Posted at 8:06 AM, Jun 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-09 09:06:06-04

SPARTA — SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a man in western Wisconsin attacked three people with an ax, killing one of them.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the incident took place Sunday morning at a home in the town of Sparta. Police arrived to find the suspected attacker outside with a rifle and a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital.

Inside the home officers discovered the body of 87-year-old Bernard Waite.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says Waite was related to the attacker. A woman and a third person were also attacked and were taken to a hospital.

The suspected attacker was arrested on suspicion of homicide.

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