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1 dead, 4 in critical condition after stabbing on Apple River in Wisconsin

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SOMERSET (WKOW) -- One person is dead and four are in critical condition after a stabbing in Somerset late Sunday afternoon.

According to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the Apple River north of the Highway 35 and 64 bridge around 3:45 p.m.

Sheriff Scott Knudson said during a press conference that the victims were tubing on the Apple River when the attack happened. 

Knudson said a 17-year-old man has died from his injuries. Three other men and one woman are in critical condition.

The lone suspect -- a man in his 50s -- is in custody, but no other information about the suspect is available at this time.

Authorities have not released the suspect or victim's names. 

The Sheriff's Office is asking community members to avoid the area as deputies continue their investigation. They say there is no longer a threat to the community.

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