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Beddington Heights stabbings were a random attack, police say

Police believe that a man who invaded a house in Beddington Heights late Sunday night and stabbed two residents had chosen that address randomly.

Culprit fled scene and killed himself in nearby park

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 believe that a man who stabbed two residents of a Beddington Heights home on the weekend had chosen the address randomly. 

Emergency crews were called to Beddington Drive N.E. around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. 

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

Two people in the house, Irvin Landherr, in his mid-60s, and his daughter Kara Landherr, in her 30s, suffered stab wounds.

They were taken to hospital and are now in stable condition.

Police say the man's identity will not be released. 

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

Earlier on Sunday there had been another call of a suspicious man knocking on someone's door. It's not clear if the incidents are related. 

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