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 the Colorado Springs Police Department. 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 around 10:30 p.m. He then allegedly attacked four people before being subdued by bystanders, police said.
“The four victims received cuts and stabs of various severity,” the Department 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 the 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; both the Associated Press and Huffington Post ran articles about Lucas’ attacks.