Canadian authorities have identified the suspect in the University of Calgary fatal stabbing earlier today as the adult son of a senior police officer.
They have identified two of the victims as Josh Hunter and Zackariah Rathwell members of the Calgary band Zackariah and the Prophets.
The stabbings occurred around 1:30 a.m. at an off-campus house in the northwest residential neighborhood of Brentwood, where students were celebrating the end of classes.
Witnesses said shortly after Grood, who an invited guest, arrived at the party he grabbed a large kitchen knife and began stabbing his victims one by one.
When officers arrived, three male victims were already dead. The female victim and the other male victim were transported to hospital, where they died.
They were all in their 20s.
The 23-year-old suspect, whose father is a 33 year veteran with the Calgary police force, was arrested after he was subdued by a police K-9. He was taken to hospital, where he was treated for dog bites.
As of press time charges had not been filed.
It’s not immediately known whether the suspect and the victims were known to each other.
Zackariah and the Prophets celebrated the release of their new album last Saturday.