One Killed, Two Hurt in Western Wisconsin Ax Attack

Jun 9, 2021

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Authorities say a man in western Wisconsin attacked three people with an ax, killing one of them. The incident took place Sunday morning at a home in the town of Sparta. Police arrived to find the suspected attacker outside with a rifle and a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital. Inside the home officers discovered the body of 87-year-old Bernard Waite. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says Waite was related to the attacker. A woman and a third person were also attacked and were taken to a hospital. The suspected attacker was arrested on homicide charges.