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Basketball Legend's Son Sentenced, and DA Isn't Happy

Adam Abdul-Jabbar, son of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, stabbed a neighbor over trash cans

(Newser) - Update: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 29-year-old son was on Tuesday sentenced to six months in jail for stabbing his 60-year-old neighbor after being scolded about taking in some trash cans last June. Prosecutors had wanted Adam Abdul-Jabbar to serve seven years and opposed the plea deal offered by the judge, a...

At Haunted House, a Horrifying Accident

22-year-old worker charged with negligent assault in Ohio after accidentally stabbing 11-year-old

(Newser) - A boy told an actor at a haunted house that he wasn't scared of his fake blade immediately before the actor allegedly stabbed the 11-year-old with what turned out to be a real Bowie-style knife. The 22-year-old actor was trying to scare people at the entrance to 7 Floors...

Attacker in Slender Man Stabbing Goes Free Monday

Judge says release plan will keep community and victim safe

(Newser) - A Wisconsin woman who admitted helping stab a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man will be freed Monday from a mental health institution, a judge ruled Friday. Anissa Weier, 19, has spent almost four years at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute, the AP reports. She will be subject...

New Details Emerge on Pentagon Stabbing

FBI says Austin Lanz shot himself with officer's gun

(Newser) - New details have emerged on the stabbing attack that killed a Pentagon police officer outside the nation's military headquarters Tuesday. The FBI says 27-year-old Georgia resident Austin William Lanz got off a bus at the Pentagon Transit Center and immediately attacked Pentagon Force Protection Agency officer George Gonzalez, without...

Lifeguard, 17, Stabbed After Warning Group of Drinkers

3 suspects charged after Fourth of July stabbing in Massachusetts

(Newser) - A teenage lifeguard in Massachusetts who asked a group of people to stop smoking and drinking was beaten with a stick and stabbed, police say. The 17-year-old lifeguard at Bell Pond in Worcester had told the group of males they would have to leave if they didn't stop, Fox...

Random Stabbing Adds to NYC Subway's Woes
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Latest Random Attack

Subway Hero Stops Latest Random Attack

Sean Conaboy pulls assailant with knife off woman in New York City

(Newser) - Without warning, a man with a knife stabbed a stranger standing on a Manhattan subway platform on Wednesday. Reports suggest the victim could've easily died—if not for the heroic actions of a bystander, who immediately sprinted into action. More:
  • Surveillance video from 14th Street-Union Square station shows a

Man Goes on Stabbing Spree at New Zealand Supermarket

At least 4 people stabbed, 3 critically, in apparently random attack

(Newser) - Shoppers and staff at a New Zealand supermarket were being praised for their bravery Monday after authorities said they managed to stop a frenzied man from hurting others after he stabbed four people in a random attack, critically wounding three of them. Some reports put the number injured at five....

Stabbing Attack Leaves 1 Dead, 6 Injured at Library

Man in custody in Vancouver

(Newser) - A man went on a stabbing spree inside and around a library Saturday, killing one woman and injuring six other people in North Vancouver, British Columbia, per the AP . Sgt. Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said a suspect was in custody. He said the man is in...

Cops: Hiker Stabbed Mountain Biker in Right-of-Way Dispute

Victim had to be airlifted to hospital 115 miles away

(Newser) - With more people enjoying the outdoors during the pandemic, tempers can sometimes fray on mixed-use trails. Stabbings like one that happened earlier this month in Washington state, however, are rare. The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office says a mountain biker in his 60s was stabbed by another man in his...

'Belligerent' Refusal to Wear a Mask, Then a Stabbing

Police say Texas man attacked Jack in the Box manager over mask request

(Newser) - Police in Texas have issued an arrest warrant for a man they say stabbed a fast-food manager over a request to put on a face mask. NBC News reports that cops in League City, about 25 miles southeast of Houston, are searching for James Schulz. The 53-year-old is said to...

Released Early, Felon Cut Out Woman's Heart, Cooked It: Cops

Lawrence Paul Anderson accused of killing 3 in Oklahoma, including 4-year-old girl

(Newser) - A repeat felon released early from prison in January has admitted to cutting out the heart of a neighbor before authorities say he killed the uncle and aunt he'd been staying with, along with that couple's 4-year-old granddaughter. Only the aunt survived. This comes from a request for...

Sheriff Issues Plea to Parents After Girl Stabbed in Walmart

12-year-old is among 4 girls charged in Louisiana killing

(Newser) - After a 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death in a Walmart in Louisiana Saturday night, the local sheriff issued a heartfelt plea for parents to help stop the frightening rise in youth violence. "This is not something we can police our way out of," said Calcasieu Parish Sheriff...

2 Dead in Stabbing Attack at California Church

Homeless people had been brought there to shelter

(Newser) - Two people died and multiple others were injured in a stabbing Sunday night at a church in California where homeless people had been brought to shelter from the cold weather, police said. The stabbing happened at Grace Baptist Church in San Jose, where police said on Twitter that no services...

2 Weeks After Terror Attack in France, a New 'Vision of Horror'

3 dead, several injured at Nice church in what mayor says is another terror attack

(Newser) - A knife attack at a church in Nice, France, has left three people dead and several others injured, with the mayor of the city declaring it has all the signs of a terror attack. The Washington Post and Guardian report the attack took place around 9am at and near the...

He Told Sisters to Wear Masks. He Was Stabbed 27 Times

Jessica Hill, 21, and Jayla Hill, 18, are accused of attempted murder in Chicago

(Newser) - A security guard for a Chicago store is recovering from dozens of stab wounds after prosecutors say two sisters confronted him over being told they had to wear face masks. Per the Chicago Tribune , Cook County prosecutors said in court Tuesday that 18-year-old Jayla Hill and her sister Jessica, 21,...

Woman With Concealed Gun Confronts Meijer Stabbing Suspect

Bystander intervened after elderly man was fatally stabbed in Adrian, Mich.

(Newser) - An 85-year-old man was fatally stabbed at a Meijer in Michigan on Wednesday before a bystander with a concealed weapon intervened. Police had received a report about a man with a knife in the automotive section of the Meijer in Adrian around 12:30pm, per the Daily Telegram . Police Chief...

Hotel Pool Fight Escalates Into Brawl With 100

Participants wielded broomsticks, chair legs: Anaheim police

(Newser) - Up to 100 people were involved in a brawl at a California hotel on Wednesday, including two who were stabbed. Responding officers found 60 to 100 people fighting in the lobby and parking lot of the Cambria Hotel in Anaheim shortly after noon—some armed with makeshift weapons including "...

American Among the Dead in UK Terror Attack

Joe Ritchie-Bennett, 39, stabbed to death Saturday, had moved to England 15 years ago

(Newser) - An American man was among the three victims stabbed to death in a park in the English town of Reading, in an incident that's being treated as a terror attack, the US ambassador to Britain confirmed Monday. Ambassador Woody Johnson offered his "deepest condolences'' to the families...

UK Cops Say Mass Stabbing Being Treated as Terror Attack

3 killed, 3 seriously hurt in park attack

(Newser) - British police said Sunday they are treating a stabbing rampage in a park that killed three people as a terrorist attack. Dean Haydon, the UK’s coordinator of counterterrorism policing, said counterterror detectives were taking over the investigation into the attack in the town of Reading, west of London. Police...

'Incel' Terrorism Blamed for Toronto Sword Slaying

Toronto teen is accused of massage-parlor murder

(Newser) - A teenager accused of stabbing a woman to death at a Toronto massage parlor was charged with terrorism Tuesday after police said they uncovered evidence the attack was inspired by an online community of sexually frustrated men. The 17-year-old was originally charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder Feb. 24...

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