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Terror Suspect Dead After Melbourne Stabbing Spree

Friday attack on 3 being treated as terrorism

(Newser) - A knife-wielding man stabbed three people, one fatally, in Australia's second-largest city on Friday in an attack police linked to terrorism. The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill, reports the AP . Hundreds of people watched from behind barricades as police tried to apprehend... More »

Stabbing Attack Leaves Dozen-Plus Kindergartners Injured

Woman arrested in China for rampage with kitchen knife

(Newser) - More than a dozen Chinese kindergartners were injured Friday morning after a woman with a kitchen knife attacked them at a school in Chongqing, the AP and BBC report. The suspect, identified only as a 39-year-old with the last name Liu, wandered onto school grounds at the Xinshiji Kindergarten as... More »

3 Infants, One Just 3 Days Old, Stabbed at NYC Daycare

Woman in custody; all are expected to survive

(Newser) - Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens, per the AP . NBC New York reports that authorities say the stabbings happened just before 4am Friday. One of the infants, a girl, is in serious condition, but... More »

Cops: DC Jogger Killed in 'Random Attack'

Wendy Martinez got engaged last week

(Newser) - Police in Washington, DC, are hunting a man believed to have stabbed a woman to death in an apparently random attack. Police say 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez was jogging near her home in northwest DC around 8pm Tuesday night when she was fatally stabbed by a man in a mustard-colored... More »

Attacker Pelted With Petanque Balls During Paris Rampage

7 injured as man attacks 'strangers in the street'

(Newser) - At least seven people were hurt in Paris late Sunday after a man went on a rampage with an iron bar and a large knife, though police say they do not believe terrorism was the motive. Witnesses say the man, believed to be a 31-year-old Afghan national, initially stabbed two... More »

Male Model Guilty of Murdering Rival

It started with an online feud, London police say

(Newser) - A British fashion model has been convicted of murdering a more successful rival after a social media-fueled dispute. A jury found George Koh guilty on Monday of stabbing Harry Uzoka through the heart outside Uzoka's London home, the AP reports. The 25-year-old victim was signed to London's Premier... More »

Cops: Homeless Stranger Fatally Stabbed Diner

Man was attacked with daughter on lap

(Newser) - A man having dinner with his 5-year-old daughter on his lap was fatally stabbed in what appears to have been a random, unprovoked attack, police in California say. Homeless man Jamal Jackson, 49, was arrested and charged with premeditated first-degree murder after the attack on 35-year-old Anthony Mele at a... More »

Terror in Marseille: Man With Knife Kills 2 at Train Station

Assailant shot and killed by paramilitary police during Sunday attack

(Newser) - A man with a knife attacked people at the main train station in the southeastern French city of Marseille on Sunday, killing two women before paramilitary soldiers fatally shot the assailant, officials said. French police warned people to avoid the Saint Charles train station, tweeting that an operation was underway.... More »

2 Dead in Finland Stabbing Rampage

6 others wounded in the attack

(Newser) - Police in Finland say that two people have been killed and six others wounded in stabbings in the western city of Turku, about 90 miles west of the capital, Helsinki, the AP reports. Police say that a suspect is in custody and being treated in a hospital after officers shot... More »

He Died a Hero in Portland, Then Someone Stole His Ring

Police release video, pics of man they think stole Rick Best's ring, backpack

(Newser) - Rick Best was a dad, Army vet, and employee of the city of Portland, Ore., who had his life snatched away last Friday on a MAX train there after he stepped in to defend two Muslim teens. But that wasn't all that was taken from the 53-year-old, police say:... More »

Portland Suspect: 'You Call It Terrorism, I Call It Patriotism'

Victim Micah Fletcher is focused on healing

(Newser) - "I got stabbed in the neck on my way to work, randomly, by a stranger I don't know, for trying to just be a nice person," says Micah Fletcher. "I don't know what to do after that." In one of his first interviews since... More »

Meet the Heroes Who Died Defending Girls in Portland

Ricky Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche are dead; another recuperating

(Newser) - New details are emerging about the three victims of Friday’s stabbing attack in Portland, two of whom died. People reports that Ricky John Best, 53, was killed at the scene of the attack while Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, died later at the hospital. Police say a third victim, 21-year-old... More »

London Teen Admits Killing American Tourist

He was suffering 'acute' episode of schizophrenia, lawyer says

(Newser) - A 19-year-old man has admitted killing an American tourist and wounding five other people during a stabbing rampage in London last year. Zakaria Bulhan, a Somali-Norwegian who moved to Britain as a child, had been charged with murder and attempted murder but a court accepted his guilty pleas to manslaughter... More »

Police Arrest Elderly Suspect in 51-Year-Old Murder

78-year-old man suspected in murder of Elsie Frost in the UK

(Newser) - When 14-year-old Elsie Frost was found dying of multiple stab wounds in a tunnel under a West Yorkshire train overpass in October of 1965, the news of her vicious murder "caused widespread shock and revulsion" across England, reports the Telegraph . But in spite of police questioning 12,000 men,... More »

Melee in Boston's Theater District Leaves 7 Injured

Victims stabbed by knives, bottles

(Newser) - Authorities say seven people have been injured in an apparent fight in Boston's Theater District, the AP reports. The Boston Globe reports that Bernard O'Rourke, police superintendent of the bureau of field services, said officers responded to a report of a fight about 2:15am Sunday in the... More »

Mall Attacker Was 'Most Assimilated Kid in Neighborhood'

Dahir Adan worked as a security guard

(Newser) - He was a recent college student with an interest in computers who had worked part time as a private security guard. He was said to be an honor student in high school. And he had nothing more than a minor traffic citation on his record. But on Saturday, for reasons... More »

Killer Films Self With 3-Year-Old Hostage

Attack outside Paris called 'abject terrorist attack'

(Newser) - French authorities are calling it an "abject terrorist attack"—the first confirmed one since last November's bloodshed. On Monday night, a 42-year-old deputy police chief was stabbed to death outside his home in Magnanville, outside Paris, by an attacker who then entered the home and took the... More »

Paris Train Hero May Have Been Defending Woman When Stabbed

Witnesses discuss the attack

(Newser) - The Paris train hero who was stabbed outside a Sacramento bar Thursday may have been trying to defend a woman at the time. A worker at a nearby liquor store who witnessed the fight tells CBS Sacramento that Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans who foiled a terror attack... More »

Cops: Teen 'Spontaneously' Gave Up Murder Plans

Investigator expects to find knives, swords, machetes in Broken Arrow home

(Newser) - One of two Oklahoma brothers charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings told police that plans for the attack were on a USB flash drive in a bedroom of the family's home in Broken Arrow, according to an affidavit for a search warrant filed yesterday... More »

Boy's Dying 911 Call May Have Saved at Least 2 Lives

Sister who survived stabbing spree identifies 2 brothers as assailants

(Newser) - A 13-year-old girl who survived a stabbing attack that killed her parents and three of her siblings identified two brothers as the assailants, say police. Robert Bever, 18, and his unnamed 16-year-old brother are in custody, but authorities say they still have no idea what prompted the murder spree in... More »

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