Monroe County Sheriff’s Office investigates Sparta stabbing, suspect in custody

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SPARTA, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a suspect stabbed three people, killing one of them.

Officials say deputies responded to a home in the town of Sparta after getting a 911 call around 11:40 am, letting that three victims had been injured with an edged weapon.

When deputies arrived, they found the suspect outside the home with a rifle. Deputies say he had shot himself before they arrived. He was taken into custody.

One victim was pronounced dead at the home and two others were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Law enforcement continues to investigate the incident.

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