Wisconsin Woman, Child, and Dog Repeatedly Stabbed in Car


UPDATE (Wed. 12:00 P.M.): Police have begun releasing information regarding the La Crescent stabbing that occurred Tuesday evening.

A 23-year-old Bangor woman, a 3 year old child and a dog were repeatedly stabbed with an edged weapon at the intersection of Willow and Juniper streets.

According to the La Crescent Police Department, the suspect is a 27-year-old La Crosse man, who also had significant self-inflicted injuries.

All three involved were transported to a local hospital for emergency medical care and the dog was treated by a veterinarian.

Police say it happened around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday evening at the intersection of Willow and Juniper streets. A car was left at the scene in the middle of the intersection.

"At this point, we know there's three people involved," said La Crescent Police Chief Douglas Stavenau. "The male suspect has been transported to the hospital. We do have an officer with him. He's in custody."

Neighbor Charles Rislow told News 8 the man was stabbed several times.

"I heard a whole bunch of screaming going on, with a woman screaming at the top of her lungs. My wife and I ran out, and I saw this car in middle of street here," he said. "I live in a very quiet, safe neighborhood. I thought, anyway."

Rislow said he saw a bleeding woman cradling a small child.

"I saw a guy exiting the car, with blood all over him, too, and he collapsed.  I ran up to him. I didn't know what happened," he said.

Rislow said he attempted CPR on the man before paramedics arrived.

"At first I thought it was a car accident," Rislow said. "When the rescue squad took shirt off and noticed six stab wounds, I thought, 'My gosh, this is for real.' You just don't see anything like this in the nice peaceful community we live in, La Crescent."

Rislow also said a dog was injured during the incident.

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