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Violent Beddington Heights home invasion ends in suspect's death

Police are still investigating the motive behind a violent home invasion in the city's northeast that left two victims in hospital and the only suspect dead, apparently from his own hand.

Helicopter chased man to a baseball diamond where he took own life, police say

Police say a violent home invasion in Beddington Heights, which ended with two people suffering stab wounds and the suspect dead, appears to be a random incident. (Colleen Underwood/CBC)

Police are still investigating the motive behind a violent home invasion in the city's northeast that left two victims in hospital and the only suspect dead, apparently from his own hand. 

Reports of a potential home invasion on Beddington Drive came in around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. 

Police chased the suspect into a park with the help of a helicopter, but police said he took his own life before he could be taken into custody.

There were reports that two people in the home — Irvin Landherr, in his mid-60s, and his daughter Kara Landherr, in her 30s — had been stabbed. They were taken to hospital and are now in stable condition.

There was a third person in the home at the time who was uninjured, according to police.

Another call

Police tracked the suspect in the violent home invasion to this nearby baseball diamond, where he had taken his own life. (Colleen Underwood/CBC)

Earlier on Sunday there was another call of a suspicious man knocking on someone's door and police were already in the area, but it's not clear if that was the suspect in the home invasion. 

Police are still trying to determine if there is a connection between the suspect and the victims. 

"We don't have the identity of the suspect and we haven't been able to interview the people from inside that house because of their injuries. We still need to confirm some of that information," said Insp. Phil Hoetger.

'They don't have any enemies as far as I know'

Neighbours said they were shaken by the incident.

"This has got to be such a random thing because, honestly ... they didn't have any enemies as far as I know. They were the loveliest people ever," said Cindy Horvath. 

Scott Slade was walking his dog when emergency crews arrived at the home.

"Next thing I noticed is police cars taking off to the park behind us then the HAWCS helicopter shining a light down on the field," he said. 

"Looks like they found the guy and I guess from what I'm hearing the guy took his own life."

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