Two children, 8 and 11, and 23-year-old woman stabbed to death by man on rampage

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS // Source: The Daily Mail

Two children and a woman were fatally stabbed at a Newark home during a rampage Saturday and three other people were injured, authorities said.

The attack, which Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called ‘one of the most tragic and savage’ he’s seen, left an 8-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy and a 23-year-old woman dead.

Three others, a boy and a girl, both 13, and a 29-year-old woman, were in stable condition at a hospital. Authorities said many of the victims were family members and they had been stabbed with a knife or knives.

An unidentified women is comforted after learning that three people were killed and several others injured in a stabbing at a house Saturday in Newark New Jersey

The stabbings occurred around 4 p.m. Saturday at a Hedden Terrace residence. Essex County's major crimes task force and city police are investigating the attacks

Three people were killed and three were critically injured in a stabbing inside a Newark, New Jersey home

Jeremy Arrington is wanted for questioning in the stabbing murders of three at a home along Hedden Terrace near W. Runyon St .Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray said at a news conference Saturday night that police are seeking a 26-year-old man, Jeremy Arrington, who is a person of interest in the case. 

She said he already was wanted on charges of sexual assault and aggravated assault for an unrelated incident on October 9. He has not been charged in Saturday afternoon’s stabbings.

Baraka pleaded for anyone with information to come forward, reported. ‘We have to get him immediately before he hurts someone else,’ he said. ‘As long as he’s on the street, nobody is safe.’

I didn’t know what happened until I saw them bringing the kids outside — on stretchers,’ neighbor Maye Singleton told while gathered outside the crime scene.

The mayor said, ‘This is probably one of the most tragic and savage situations that I’ve seen in a very, very long time here.’

Essex County’s major crimes task force and Newark police are investigating the attack.

Police have offered a $20.000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

An 8-year-old girl, 11-year-old boy and 23-year-old woman were killed, and two 13-year-olds — one boy and one girl, believed to be twins — and a 29-year-old woman were critically wounded

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called the scene “horrific and horrible,” and said it was “one of the most tragic and savage situations” he’s seen in 20 years.

There is a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case

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