A man in western Wisconsin attacked three people with an ax, killing one of them, authorities said.

The incident took place Sunday morning at a home in the town of Sparta. Police arrived to find the suspected attacker outside with a rifle and self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital.

Inside the home, officers discovered the body of 87-year-old Bernard Waite. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said Waite was related to the attacker.

A woman and a third person were also attacked and taken to the hospital. The alleged attacker was arrested on suspicion of homicide.

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