An active duty Fort Carson soldier who was upset about a loud party in an apartment complex in southwest Colorado Springs allegedly stabbed four people Sunday night in a violent attempt to get them to quiet down, police said.
Saul Lucas, 23, was arrested in connection with the stabbings and charged with attempted murder and other related crimes, according to Colorado Springs police. Court records show that Lucas is being held at the El Paso County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Police say that Lucas was wielding a knife when he confronted a partygoer at his next-door neighbor’s apartment on the 3700 block of Westmeadow Drive around 10:30 p.m. He then allegedly attacked four people before he was subdued by witnesses, police said.
“The four victims received cuts and stabs of various severity,” police said in a press release. “One received a stab to the head, another to his forearm, another to his shoulder area, and one suffered a slice to the ear.”
Officers had just cleared an unrelated call for service nearby and arrived on-scene as witnesses were reporting the incident to dispatchers, at which point they took Lucas into custody.
News of the stabbings became a focus of many national media outlets Monday as both the Associated Press and Huffington Post ran articles of Lucas’ rage.
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