For allegedly killing two people, Keith Kretzer, 31, of Edgewood, Maryland, is charged with two charges of criminal homicide and two counts of criminal attempted homicide.
Mass stabbing in North Hopewell Township
At a residence in York County on Monday night, a mass stabbing left a 5-year-old child and a lady dead and several other people hurt.
Around 7:30 p.m., it occurred in the first block of Firebox Court in North Hopewell Township.
Four victims were discovered inside the house when emergency personnel arrived, according to a statement from the Pennsylvania State Police.
A 5-year-old daughter and Christine Fousek, 34, were two of the casualties who were both declared dead at the scene.
Jacqueline Fousek, 63, and Joseph Fousek, 28, were two more people who had significant injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.
We’re learning new information regarding the stabbing on Firebox Court in Hopewell Township, York County. York County Coroner says a 34yo woman and 5yo girl died. Autopsies will be scheduled and names will be released after more family is notified. @WGAL pic.twitter.com/aYLNLZvGlY— Kate Merriman (@kateWGAL) August 23, 2022
What exactly happened in North Hopewell Township?
The York County Coroner’s Office reports that a 34-year-old woman and a 5-year-old kid died Monday night following an apparent stabbing at a residence in Hopewell Township.
According to a news statement, Christine Fousek and the infant, who state police did not identify, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Jacqueline Fousek, 63, and Joseph Fousek, 28, both sustained significant injuries and were brought to a nearby hospital, according to state police. According to Ted Czech, the York County Office of Emergency Management’s public relations officer, two medical helicopters transported the patients.
Keith Kretzer, 31, of Edgewood, Maryland, Christine Fousek’s boyfriend, was taken into custody without a hitch. According to state police, he is accused of both criminal homicide and attempted criminal homicide.
According to a news release, Southern Regional Police and Pennsylvania State Police responded to the reported stabbing at 5:19 p.m. Four victims were discovered inside the house.
According to the coroner’s office, autopsies will be performed to ascertain the woman and child’s causes of death and how they died.
Authorities claimed there is no danger to the general public.
The Pennsylvania State Police are looking into it.
Keith Kretzer was arrested in North Hopewell Township
Two individuals were killed and two others were hurt in a stabbing that occurred in Hopewell Township on Monday night. A Maryland man is now being charged as a result.
For his involvement in the incident, Keith Kretzer, 31, of Edgewood, Maryland, is charged with two charges of criminal homicide and two counts of criminal attempted homicide.
Around 7:30 p.m. on August 22, reports of the stabbing led the York County Coroner’s Office to the first block of Firebox Court.
Police said that after arriving, they were able to take Kretzer into custody without any problems.
Who is Keith Kretzer?
The suspect has been named by PSP as Keith Kretzer, 31, of Edgewood, Maryland. He was allegedly hauled into custody without a hitch.
Two counts of criminal homicide and two counts of criminal attempted homicide are brought against Kretzer.
Tuesday morning, police were still on the site.
Statements by Pennsylvania State Police regarding stabbing in york pa
According to a PSP press statement, Keith Kretzer, 31, of Edgewood, Maryland, was apprehended by officers from the Southern Regional Police Department and PSP York. According to PSP, Kretzer is accused of two charges of criminal murder and two counts of criminal attempt—homicide.
On the first block of Main Street in Stewartstown, a landing area for medical helicopters reportedly existed, according to Czech. According to PSP, the two injured victims received treatment on the spot before being sent to a hospital with critical injuries.
The investigation is being conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police; Hopewell Township has no police force.
There is “no worry or hazard to the public,” claims PSP.
Requests for additional information Monday night were not immediately answered by the Pennsylvania State Police, who are conducting the investigation.
According to authorities and Lancaster’s NBC affiliate WGAL, the stabbing was reported on Firebox Court, a residential street that ends in a cul-de-sac.
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About 40 miles south of Harrisburg, in the Hopewell Township neighborhood, on the Pennsylvania-Maryland border, there are about 5,200 residents.
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