3 children stabbed to death in community attack

Police did not release the names of the victims or any possible motive for the attack which also left 2 wounded.

3 children, aged 1, 5 and 12 respectively were stabbed to death in an attack on a Burmese community in New Bern, North Carolina, AP reports.

Police did not release the names of the victims or any possible motive for the attack which also left 2 people wounded.

The suspect, 18-year-old Eh Lar Doh Htoo, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and other charges are expected. While Htoo knew the victims, they weren't related.

Meanwhile, New Bern police Lt. Ronda Allen said a language barrier was affecting the investigation.

Narrating the events of the attack, Allen said at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called to a report of a person with a knife

The officers entered the home and found the injured and two of the dead children. A third child died at a hospital, Allen said.

The wounded were another juvenile and an adult and they were treated and released from a hospital.

New Bern, which draws tourists from around the region and is known for being the birthplace of Pepsi is a picturesque town of 30,000 and is home to about 1,900 Burmese refugees.

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