Entries in Stabbing Spree (2)


Stabbing Rampage in Ohio; Suspect and Others Critically Wounded

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- A man armed with three knives went on a rampage in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, stabbing four people before he was shot multiple times by a police officer.

Grant Medical Center in Columbus confirmed that three victims, as well as the suspect, had been critically wounded and underwent surgery. The fourth victim, who was described by police as having "more minor" injuries, was treated at Mount Carmel West Hospital and is in stable condition, officials said.

The bloody assault began inside the Continental Center, which houses the Miami Jacobs Career College. According to Columbus Police Sgt. Rich Weiner, a "confrontation" occurred in the admissions office where one victim was stabbed.

As onlookers came to the victim's aid and disarmed the assailant, he pulled out another knife. The fight spilled into the lobby of the building where two more people were stabbed, one of them a Good Samaritan who tried to intervene.

A witness described the scene to ABC affiliate WSYX as "pandemonium" and said the knife-wielding man "went running out of the building still trying to stab people." It is not clear where the fourth victim was wounded. This same witness also reported that a Columbus police officer who quickly responded to the situation told the suspect to "freeze" and used a Taser on him. When he continued to advance toward the officer, she shot the suspect "several times."

Two knives were found near the suspect outside the building, and another was found inside. A worker at the Continental Center called the situation "very bloody and scary."

Police said they were reviewing surveillance camera video footage that might have captured the violence.

Chuck Vella, a spokesman for Miami Jacobs college, knew nothing of a reported connection between the man and the college, and told ABC News "we can't imagine anything like this ever happening here. It is just horrendous."

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Man Charged with Killing Four in Stabbing Spree Appears in Court

Photo Courtesy - New York Police Dept./WABC-TV New York(NEW YORK) -- The New York man accused of going on a 28-hour stabbing spree that killed four people and left four others badly injured was back in a Brooklyn courtroom Monday to be assigned a new attorney.

On Sunday, Maksim Gelman, 23, was arraigned on charges of murder and assault for the fatal stabbing of four people and the assault of four others.  When being led from the police precinct to the courthouse, Gelman showed no remorse, saying that he had been "set up."

Gelman began his bloody rampage Friday morning after arguing with his mother over his use of her Lexus.  When his stepfather, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, intervened in the argument, Gelman allegedly stabbed him to death in his family's Brooklyn apartment, police said.

Gelman then went to the home of a female acquaintance, Yelena Bulchenko, where he stabbed her mother to death, police said.  He allegedly hid in the home, waiting for Bulchenko to return to find her mother's dead body.  When Bulchenko called 911, he chased her out of her home, stabbing her 11 times, police said.

Gelman's spree continued.  He rear-ended a car and then slashed the chest of the driver three times, police said.  Gelman took the man's car and ran over a pedestrian, 62-year-old pedestrian Stephen Tanenbaum, police said.  Tenenbaum died from his injuries.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Gelman allegedly stabbed a livery cab driver and attacked a couple driving a Nissan.  He stabbed the driver in his hands, hijacking the car, police said.

Gelman boarded a downtown bound subway train when a woman recognized him and alerted authorities.  He had crack cocaine with him at the time of his arrest, police said.

"What's so horrendous and bizarre, we have no reason that we can give you as to why he did this," New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said at a press conference over the weekend.

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