Jul 10, 2018

Assaults At Social Security Office Leave One Dead And Two In Critical Condition

     From WJTV in Mississippi:
A Mississippi sheriff says a man stabbed a relative in a federal government office and then was shot by a security guard.

Pike County Sheriff Kenny Cotton tells The Enterprise-Journal of McComb that the attacker entered a U.S. Social Security Administration office in the southwest Mississippi city Monday morning.
Cotton says the attacker confronted and stabbed a relative who worked at the office, and may have stabbed a second person.
According to a spokesperson with the Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb, the suspect in this morning's attack is dead and two stabbing victims are in critical but stable condition.
The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Branen Carter of Foxworth. According to authorities, Carter was shot in the abdomen and died in the emergency room just before noon at Southwest Regional Medical Center.
Investigators say Carter is responsible for stabbing his mother and grandmother, both of whom are also from Foxworth. ...

The incident apparently started out as a family squabble, according to sources close to the investigation the suspect reportedly stabbed both his mother and grandmother before a security guard shot him.

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