3 Kids, 3 Adults Killed in Brit Knife Attack

30-year-old suspect in hospital after trying to kill himself
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2011 2:42 AM CDT
3 Kids, 3 Adults Killed in Brit Knife Attack
People talk to a British armed police investigating the scene after six people were killed in a knife attack yesterday in St Helier, Jersey, England.   (AP Photo / Ian Le Sueur, PA)

The small British island of Jersey has been rocked by the mystery stabbing deaths of three children and three adults, reports the BBC. The suspected killer, a 30-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital for emergency surgery after trying to kill himself at the crime scene, said police. The dead, including two women and a man, have not been identified yet, but early reports suggest they are from a single family from Poland.

"I could see small legs, small enough to be a child, being carried into the back of an ambulance," said one neighbor describing the scene as police and paramedics arrived. The small island of 91,000 people, just off the coast of France, is considered relatively safe from violent crime. "Dealing with multiple deaths of men, women and particularly young children has shaken the force," said the lead investigator. (Read more Jersey stories.)

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