After U.S. recorded cases and cases of mass shootings in schools, 22 people were injured in a mass stabbing at the Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Some victims were in critical condition and four victims were taken to hospitals by medical helicopters.
The incident started at around 7:13 a.m. (11:13 GMT) on Wednesday when a 16-year-old student went on a stabbing rampage in the school hallways using two “straight knives” of about 8 to 10 inches before he was tackled by assistant principal Sam King.
The attacker stabbed victims in the torso and slashing their arms and faces.
A student, Nate Scimio pulled the fire alarm to warn others.
Tom Seefeld, chief of police in Murrysville, Pennsylvania said that the unidentified sophomore attacker is now in police custody.
Westmoreland County District Attorney, John Peck told a news conference that the suspect would likely be charged as an adult, possibly with aggravated assault and attempted murder, and then his name would then be released.
Police and the FBI were searching the suspect’s home, situated at the end of a quiet cul de sac.
(NST) – KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysian investigators are checking the identity of four passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, but have not yet determined if the plane was downed by an attack, the country’s transport minister said.
“All the four names are with me,” Hishamuddin Hussein, who is also defence minister, told reporters.
He confirmed that Malaysian investigators had met counterparts from the U.S. FBI, and said the investigation was focusing on the entire passenger manifest.–Reuters
13 people including the gunman were reported killed in a mass killing at the Washington Navy Yard.
America’s Navy stated that the tragedy happened inside the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time) September 16.
Yahoo News reported that the victims ranged in age from 46 to 73, and were either civilians or contractors.
Janis Orlowski, chief medical officer at Washington Hospital Center, said one Metropolitan Police officer and two civilians are being treated there and that they arrived in critical condition.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI identified the suspect as Aaron Alexis, 34 years old, a civilian contractor from Queens, New York.
Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said Alexis was shot during a gun battle with officers.
Yahoo News reported that Alexis was a full-time reservist from 2007 to 2011 and left the Navy on January 31, 2011, as a petty officer 3rd class and had been working for the fleet logistics support squadron No. 46 in Fort Worth.
A Navy official told Reuters that Alexis received a general discharge from the Navy in 2011 “after a series of misconduct issues.”
A ‘shelter in place’ order was issued for Navy Yard personnel after the shooting.
Access to the Washington Navy Yard will be restricted Tuesday, Sept. 17 to mission essential personnel only as the FBI continues its investigation.
Authorities are still investigating the case to determine the motive of the shooting.
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