SOMERSET, Wis. — On Monday afternoon, a 52-year-old man from Prior Lake is set to be charged with stabbing along the Apple River in Somerset, Wisconsin over the weekend.
The five victims are between the ages of 17 and 24 and are from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Investigators say all five victims suffered stab wounds to the abdomen.
Authorities said the deceased victim is a 17-year-old boy from Stillwater. A representative from Stillwater High School confirmed on Sunday that the victim was a student there.
The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was driving along the river with a group when he began stabbing more tubers and then took off. It happened on Saturday afternoon and prompted an hour and a half of search and evacuation from the river.
It is still unclear what led to the stabbings.
The suspect is being held at St. Croix County Jail. His first court appearance is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday.
His name and the names of the victims have yet to be released, but one of the victims posted his story on social media.
Anyone with information, including video, is asked to call Investigator John Shilts at 715-381-4219 or email email@example.com.