Authorities state that a man was arrested after allegedly stabbing eight people in and around downtown Colorado Springs early Monday morning. Officers were dispatched to the area of 8th Street and Limit Street for a reported stabbing around 1:30 a.m. local time. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, two victims were found with injuries, as well as several more victims nearby in the America the Beautiful Park.
As the officers spread across the city to search for the suspect, they learned the suspect had allegedly stabbed several more people in the area of Tejon Street and Boulder Street. The officers found the suspect who was being held down by some of his victims. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was subsequently taken into custody, according to police. Police say the attacks appeared to be random, and there was no known relationship between the suspect and the victims.
Eight victims were taken to local hospitals with stab wounds. police said. The incident remains under investigation.