Police said two people are dead and one person is in stable condition after a stabbing due to a neighbor dispute Friday afternoon.

A fourth person, the suspected attacker, was shot by police and has died. The Department of Criminal Investigation reported to the Madison Police Department that the individual has died at the hospital.


Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said two adults who were victims of a stabbing have died and a third victim was taken to the hospital with at least one apparent stab wound.

Police were called to the 2600 block of East Washington Avenue at 12:49 p.m. for a report of a person with a knife.

"[When] officers arrived, the suspect was armed with a knife and this was still an active scene," DeSpain said. "At least one of our officers used his duty weapon, or her duty weapon, to fire upon the suspect."

DeSpain said the three victims in the stabbing were all adults, but DeSpain did not share the sexes or ages of the people involved. A young boy was found hiding at the scene and was uninjured.

Police said the victim who survived the attack was able to get out of the residence. That person is in the hospital.

Police said there is no threat to the public.

The violence stemmed from a conflict between the suspect, who lives in the building, and a neighbor, DeSpain said. At least one of the victims lives in the building where the stabbing took place.

Newly appointed Madison police Chief Mike Koval said due to the new state law about officer-involved shootings, the state Department of Criminal investigations is leading the investigation. That's because a Madison police officer shot during the response.

The building where the people were stabbed has three apartments above a commercial space.

East Washington Avenue was closed in both directions during the initial investigation. Some lanes of East Washington Avenue will remained closed Friday as police continue to investigate, DeSpain said.

Holy Cross Lutheran School was placed on lockdown, according to school officials. Outdoor activities at Emerson Elementary School and East High School were canceled for the rest of Friday, according to Madison Metropolitan School District officials.

PHOTOS: Police investigate stabbing on E. Washington Ave.

Published On: May 02 2014 01:45:51 PM CDT   Updated On: May 02 2014 03:47:42 PM CDT

Madison police are on the scene of a reported stabbing with multiple injuries Friday afternoon.

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