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1 killed, 2 hurt in western Wisconsin ax attack

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Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 8:12 AM CDT
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SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — A man in western Wisconsin attacked three people with an ax, killing one of them, authorities said.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported Wednesday that 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 alleged attacker was arrested on suspicion of homicide.

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