St. Landry

Apr 17, 2014 3:46 PM by IAN AUZENNE (PHOTO COURTESY: WIKIPEDIA)

UPDATE: Woman recovering after knife attack; suspect dead

An Opelousas man is dead after investigators say he collapsed while attacking a woman with a cane knife.

The incident took place early this morning on Story Street.

St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputies say the suspect broke into the victim's home and began attacking with the victim with the knife, which is similar to a machete. Then, for unknown reasons, the suspect collapsed and died.

The victim is in stable condition at a local hospital. Deputies say an autopsy is pending on the suspect, whose name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

The case remains under investigation.

 

 

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