UK arrest suspect after crossbow triple homicide

submitted by MicroWave edited

www.dw.com/en/uk-manhunt-underway-after-crossbo…

Police said the 26-year-old male killed three women Tuesday night. The women were the wife and daughters of a well-known BBC sports commentator.

British police said Wednesday that they had arrested a 26-year-old male suspected of killing three women in the northwestern London suburb of Bushey a day prior.

The women, aged 25, 28 and 61, were found gravely injured in their home in the neighborhood on Tuesday evening and despite efforts by police and emergency services technicians, all three died at the scene.

The deceased were the wife and daughters of BBC Radio horse racing commentator John Hunt, who discovered the women upon returning from work at Lingfield Park Racecourse south of London.

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Nightwatch Admin

What’s in the air in the UK? First that insane sword killer and now a crossbow nutjob?

Tryptaminev

Medieval weapons are fairly effective if there isn't somebody around with guns. Also props to the British police to be able to arrest the assailant alive instead of perforating him with bullets.

FelixCress

Well, American police must be using "smart" bullets as these seem fairly selective and somehow usually choose darker skin tones.

catloaf

This is what happens when you ban guns but don't fix the root issue of why people are violent in the first place (socioeconomic inequality or mental illness). Yeah there's a reduction in violence, and certainly it reduces the fatality rate, but people who truly want to cause harm just resort to other weapons.

tal

This is what happens when you ban guns but don’t fix the root issue of why people are violent in the first place

Eh. In the US a while back, we had that ninja that attacked the Night Stalkers at their base a bit after midnight.

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2021/10/01/special-ops-soldiers-evade-late-night-ninja-attack-at-california-airport/

I think that there are just some people determined to follow the path of the ninja no matter what.

dactylotheca , edited

Yeah there's a reduction in violence, and certainly it reduces the fatality rate

Oh no!

Damage

I can't imagine what the father must be going through

sugartits

The suspect has been found and is in custody.

Sports commentator was John Hunt. He's lost his wife and two daughters. Fucking hell.

floofloof

British police said Wednesday that they had arrested a 26-year-old male suspected of killing three women in the northwestern London suburb of Bushey a day prior.

The article has been updated.

MicroWave [OP]

Thanks. I’ve updated the post.

P1r4nha

We need to talk about Kevin

Flying Squid

I hope there's a good guy with a crossbow: the only person possibly able to stop him.