Police: Eight stabbed in random attacks near downtown Colorado Springs


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A suspect has been arrested after eight people were stabbed in a series of random attacks near downtown Colorado Springs overnight, according to police.

Police said around 1:33 a.m. Monday, they got a call about a stabbing in the area of 8th Street and Limit Street near Midland Trail. Officers found two injured victims there. The officers were told the suspect had left the area on a trail that led through America the Beautiful Park. Officers went there and found several more victims. The officers spread out to search for the suspect.

Around 2:12 a.m., officers learned the suspect was in the area of Tejon Street and Boulder Street, and had stabbed several more people there.

When officers arrived there, two of the victims were detaining the suspect. Officers arrested him without further incident.

Police said in total eight victims were taken to the hospital for treatment. Colorado Springs Police said the object used was an “edged weapon.”

As of Monday afternoon, five of the seven victims who had been taken to UCHealth Memorial Central had been released. The other two remained in the hospital. There’s no word on the condition of the eighth victim. Police said none of the victims’ injuries are considered life-threatening.

Police said the attacks appear to be random, and there is no known relationship between the suspect and the victims. They also said there is no further danger to the community.

Due to the ongoing investigation, police are not yet releasing the suspect’s name or photo.

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