Matthew de Grood, 22, has been charged with five counts of first degree murder following the deaths of four men and a woman.
Five people have been stabbed to death at a house party after a police officer’s son allegedly went on a rampage.
Matthew de Grood, 22, has been charged with five counts of first degree murder after four men and a woman aged between 22 and 27 were knifed to death.
He is alleged to have stabbed them during a party in a quiet neighbourhood in Calgary, Alberta.
There were around 30 students at the party when the incident happened at 1.20am yesterday.
Police chief Rick Hanson described the scene as “horrific” and claimed that de Grood used a knife from inside the house.
He said: “He targeted the victims one by one, stabbing them several times.
“They were all good kids. They did nothing wrong.”
He said that police were unaware of any arguments before the incident and it is unclear why the victims were targeted.
Mr Hanson added: “[His parents] are absolutely devastated. They feel so much pain for the families impacted by their son. They are heartbroken.”
De Grood was treated for a dog bite injury he suffered when running from police following the attack, according to the National Post.
Calgory Mayor Naheed Nenshi wrote on Twitter: “Thoughts and prayers of all Calgarians are with the young people we lost this morning, their families, friends and university community.”