14 People Injured During Violent Attacks On Guam

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Unnamed man stabbed bystanders after crashing car into store

By Cameron Miculka

HAGÅTÑA, Guam (Pacific Daily News, Feb. 13, 2013) – On Guam, a man drove his car down the sidewalk and crashed at the entrance of a convenience store in Tumon Bay shortly after 10 p.m. yesterday, before getting out and stabbing bystanders with a knife, according to witnesses.

At least 14 people were injured, according to a Guam Fire Department official, including two who had to receive CPR while being transported to the hospital.

Police reported that several pedestrians had been struck.

Some of the injured were young children. At least two were babies.

Information about the extent of the injuries was not available.

A young man was apprehended, but he has not been identified.

The crash and attacks happened at the ABC Store in front of the Outrigger Guam Resort.

Ashley Quichocho, 18, of Dededo, was at the Jungle Java Cafe, inside the Outrigger entrance, with her friends and cousins when she saw the car barrel past the hotel's driveway.

She said she ran outside to see what has happening and saw that a vehicle had crashed in front of the ABC Store.

She said she saw a man get out of the car, run to bystanders and start stabbing them with a knife.

"He started stabbing someone and I started freaking out. He was just running back and forth stabbing people," she said.

Quichocho ran from the scene back into the hotel. She and other people in the hotel fled to the second floor to escape the suspect.

Witnesses at the scene said they saw the car drive through the front sidewalk of The Plaza shopping center, starting near the Globe nightclub, before it crashed into the front of the ABC Store. The hotel is part of the shopping center complex.

Kevin Jackson, a doorman at Club Romeo and Juliet, said he saw a blue Toyota Yaris peel out of the SandCastle's driveway in Tumon and speed down Route 14 toward the Outrigger Resort Guam.

"It was just riding down the sidewalk," he said.

Though he didn't see where the car went, he did hear the ensuing screaming, he said.

Guam police shut down the road in the island's main tourism district, from The Plaza to the SandCastle.

Guam Fire Department spokesman Lt. Ed Artero said that a 911 call was received around 10:15 p.m., reporting an auto-pedestrian collision and a "stabbing incident."

Police yesterday could not confirm whether the apprehended man is the driver of the vehicle.

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