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Police: University grad fatally stabs 5 people in worst mass slayings in Calgary's history

A recent graduate of the University of Calgary was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.Matthew Douglas de Grood, the son of a 33-year veteran of the Calgary police force, picked up a large knife shortly after arriving at the party and stabbed the victims one by one shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday, said police Chief Rick Hanson.De Grood, 22, was charged with five counts of murder late Tuesday."This is the worst murder — mass murder — in Calgary's history," Hanson said at a news conference Tuesday. "We have never seen five people killed by an individual at one scene. The scene was horrific."The attack in Calgary came nearly a week after a teenage boy in the U.S. stabbed and wounded 21 students at his high school outside Pittsburgh.Hanson said the motive for the Calgary attack was unknown. He said the suspect's father and mother are devastated."They are now feeling so much sor...

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