SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a man in western Wisconsin attacked three people with an ax, killing one of them.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports 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 suspected attacker was arrested on suspicion of homicide.