4 injured in chain saw, knife attack

Sunday, January 20, 2008

NEW BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A man staying at a mid-Missouri homeless shelter has wounded four people in a chain saw and knife attack.

The Callaway County sheriff's office said 28-year-old Matthew Watkins is facing four counts each of first-degree assault and armed criminal action for the attack at the Mid-America Care Center. The homeless shelter is connected with Christian television station KNLJ.

Sheriff Dennis Crane said said at least one of the victims is in serious condition. Watkins is being held on $600,000 bond.

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