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Victim in 'random' stabbing identified

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Posted at 3:44 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 16:41:13-04

GREENFIELD — The victim in the random act of violence Tuesday in Greenfield has been identified as 49-year-old Ben Christianson of Madison.

Christianson's social media listed him as a project manager with Ramaker & Associates Inc. for the last 26 years. He was working in the area when he was the victim of the senseless act.

Police were called to the scene on South 60th and Armour Avenue in Greenfield just after noon Tuesday for reports of an "assault with an edged weapon," according to a news release. The victim was brought to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and he later died.

A 19-year-old Amando Lang was arrested Tuesday afternoon and was determined to be the lone suspect in the attack. The motive remains unknown.

According to the suspect's mother, Lang is autistic and has previously had anger problems. She alleged he had recently stopped taking his medication.

No other information will be released, pending the review of formal charges with the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.