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Five students killed in Calgary mass stabbing at college party

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 - 01:31

April 15 - Canadian police say the lone suspect was an invited guest and call the stabbings the worst mass murder in Calgary's history. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Canadian police call it the worst mass murder in Calgary's history. Five people, all in their 20's, were stabbed to death early Tuesday at this house party near the University of Calgary. Calgary police chief Rick Hanson says the lone suspect is a student at the university and was an invited guest. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CALGARY POLICE CHIEF RICK HANSON, SAYING: "The suspect arrived at the party, obtained a large knife and targeted the victims one by one, stabbing them several times. When our officers arrived, three young men were discovered deceased in the home. An injured female was also found inside the home and taken to a hospital in critical condition suffering from stab wounds. Another male also suffering from stab wounds was discovered on the front lawn and transported to the hospital in critical condition. They both succumbed to their injuries." Police say the students were celebrating the end of their school year. About 20 people were at the party during the attack. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CALGARY POLICE CHIEF RICK HANSON, SAYING: "We have never seen five people killed by an individual at one scene. So the scene was horrific." The suspect is now in custody. Police say he's the son of a veteran Calgary police officer and that drugs and alcohol don't seem to be factors. They haven't offered a motive for the killings. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CALGARY POLICE CHIEF RICK HANSON, SAYING: "These were all good kids. There's no question about that. Nothing that they did contributed to what happened to them."

Five students killed in Calgary mass stabbing at college party

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 - 01:31

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