Authorities Respond To Riot That Caused Two Dead During Wolverhampton Stabbing [VIDEO]
A woman died after being stabbed by her brother at their flat residence in Wolverhampton. Their mother has been reported to be in critical condition. The 33-year-old woman died at the scene and sources said the attacker, 36, stabbed himself shortly after the Wolverhampton stabbing.
Armed policemen and air ambulances were dispatched to Leasowes Drive, in the 16-story block in Merry Hill on Wednesday morning. The West Midlands police said that the 59-year-old mother was taken to Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham and is currently being treated for multiple stab wounds to her stomach.
Police officers had to use stun grenades as they stormed the flat to distract and detain the knifeman. They used Tasers to confront the man. An investigation has been launched by the Independent Police Complaints Commission about the incident as the officers were in contact with the man before he died.
During the operation, two officers suffered minor injuries. One was stabbed in the arm and the other got a leg injury when chased by the suspect. The two officers were treated at the scene.
The Wolverhampton stabbing caused quite a riot as the Midlands air ambulances from Cosford, Strensham and Staffordshire were sent along with three more ambulances, three paramedics, and the West Midlands care team doctor. A neighbor said the police kept the public around 100 yards away. There were 15 cop cars, 5 ambulances and policemen were armed, according to The Guardian.
Nuttall was walking her dog that morning when two policemen ushered her to the safe zone. She said she was told by the police to move away, and that a mad man was stabbing someone in the building and nobody was allowed to enter.
The Wolverhampton stabbing, unfortunately, happened on International Women's Day and underlines the issue of male violence against women. Due to the incident, the nearby St. Michael's school was placed on lockdown.
The Daily Mail reported that Detective Inspector Warren Hines said they are working hard to get to the bottom it. Anyone who may have known anything in the hours or days before of the tragedy are urged to get in touch.