Man accused of stabbing teenager to demise, injuring 4 folks whereas on a cruise on the Apple River

A 52-year-old Prior Lake man was charged Monday with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder alleging that he stabbed a 17-year-old Stillwater boy and injured four others. during an attack while plunging into Apple River in western Wisconsin.

Nicolae Miu was scheduled to appear via video connection Monday afternoon at St. Croix in Hudson.

The teenager’s family identified him as Isaac Schuman, a senior at Stillwater High School.

Police Chief Scott Knudson said the victims and Miu all sank into the river at about 3:45 p.m. The attack occurred just upstream from Hwy. Bridge 35/64 in Somerset Town, near the Minnesota border, and northeast of Stillwater.

The Apple River has long been a popular summertime destination for the residents of the Twin Cities.

“Deputies, as well as citizens, have begun to provide medical care to the victims,” ​​the Sheriff’s Office statement read.

The survivors were all hospitalized in stable condition, ranging from serious to critical injuries to the trunk or chest, Sunday’s announcement from the Sheriff’s Office said. They included two men from Luck, Wis., one 20 years old and the other 22 years old; a 24-year-old woman from Burnsville and a 22-year-old man from the Elk River. Officials have yet to reveal their identities.

Knudson said Monday afternoon that two of Luck’s victims have been discharged.

The woman from Burnsville is Ryhley Mattison, who explained on the GoFundMe . page on her behalf that “several friends and I joined when we arrived [across] a group is asking for our help. My friends and I went to see what was going on, and there was an elderly man there who appeared unfit and was asked to leave but couldn’t. The old man ended up taking the knife and stabbing a few of my friends and I including myself. “

The sheriff said, “Thank goodness a witness took a picture of [the suspect]. Another witness found him at the exit of the pipeline area, where he was arrested. We still don’t know who hooked up with whom, who knows each other or what ended it. It was a tragic day. “

In response to the attack, the pipeline service operator was closed on Sunday but reopened on Monday.

Saturday was “a difficult and tragic day on the river,” said a Sunday Facebook post from River’s Edge Campground. “Tens of thousands of visitors annually … enjoy the river drifting with family and friends. Yesterday, an act of violence broke that peace.”

The post describes the emergency response to the incident as “immediate and shows the best of the community, residents as well as the volunteers and professionals who serve us. … No incident No preparation could have predicted or planned for random acts of violence like this, but due to the concerted efforts of all involved, the situation has been thoroughly resolved and under control. control for a short time.”

Stillwater High School Principal Robert Bach said in an email to families that “our deepest sympathies go out to the families and those directly or indirectly impacted. … In the meantime. During this time of grief, we ask that you keep your family in mind.”

Bach added, “The death of a classmate, even for those who don’t know them well, impacts each student differently, and all reactions should be handled with care. We encourage you to talk to your child about this sad news and help them process their feelings.

“Please let us know how we can continue to help you and your child as we get through this difficult process together.”

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