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Four vacationers were stabbed to death and six youths were arrested at a drug-fueled party at an Airbnb in North Carolina early Monday morning, police said.
Officers responded to a reported stabbing at the rental home in Marshall around 3:20 a.m., according to Madison County Sheriff Buddy Harwood.
Four people were treated for “multiple stab wounds,” he said.
Six people were arrested, all charged with possession of multiple drugs.
Jay Caleb Bell was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill, two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injurypossession of psilocybin mushrooms, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana, police said.
The Five other arrestees, Richard Vincent Sakowski, Daniel Mansilla-Perea, Cassi Deann Sakowski, Christopher Lyn Boles, and Jodi Michelle Douthit, were charged with felony possession of psilocybin mushrooms, felony possession of cocaine, and possession of marijuana.according to the police.
Harwood did not say whether drugs played a role in the stabbings.
Police said they were all vacationing in the area, which is about 150 miles northwest of Charlotte near the Tennessee border, however it’s unclear if they were all staying at the same property.
Police did not say where the vacationers were from.
Harwood called the stabbings “an isolated incident” in a statement.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the investigation, he said.
Airbnb told WLOS in a statement that its security team was investigating the incident and offered support to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
The company said it plans to ban the guest who made the reservation from the platform and is providing support to the host.
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