Man uses Hunting Knife to Kill at Massachusetts Library

Jeffrey Yao

It was a quiet afternoon Saturday at the public library in Winchester, Massachusetts. People sat studiously reading, or wandering aimlessly through the rows of books, picking out something that looked interesting. Until the moment that 23 year old Jeffrey Yao entered into the building with a hunting knife, killing one woman and stabbing a 77 year old man.

The Middlesex District Attorney released a statement:

“Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Winchester Chief of Police Peter MacDonnell have confirmed that Jeffrey Yao, 23 of Winchester has been arrested in connection with a double stabbing that occurred this morning at Winchester Public Library. Yao has been charged with one count of armed assault with intent to murder and one count of murder.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m. this morning Winchester Police responded to the Winchester Public Library for a report that two people had been stabbed. Upon arrival police located



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