Four People Stabbed In Junction City, Suspect In Custody

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. -- A Junction City man is in custody after police say he stabbed four people, leaving two of the victims with life threatening wounds.

On Saturday, August 10th, 2013 at 2:24 AM, the Junction City Police Department responded to the intersection of 6th & Jackson St. in reference to a stabbing.

According to Junction City Police Chief Tim Brown, upon arrival, officers found four victims suffering from stab wounds. Two of the victim’s appeared to have suffered "serious, possible life threatening wounds" and the two others suffered minor injuries.

Police took a man into custody at the scene and questioned him at the police department. After interviewing witnesses to the incident and the suspect, detectives arrested 34-year-old Jason Babylon of Junction City and charged him with four counts of Aggravated Battery.

Babylon was confined at the Geary County Jail without bond pending his first appearance in Geary County District Court.

All of the victims were taken to Geary Community Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

One victim was life-flighted to Stormont Vail in Topeka for further treatment of his injuries and was in critical condition.

The names of those injured is being withheld pending notification of relatives and will be released later, Chief Brown said in a press release Saturday morning.

Police have not addressed a possible motive for the stabbings or the circumstance surrounding the violent incident. It is not clear if the victims and suspect know each other. No other details were provided. WIBW will continue to bring you the latest on this developing story.

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