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Officials ID ‘person of interest’ in ND slayings

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — A man who has been called a “person of interest” in the slayings of a northwestern North Dakota woman and three of her grandchildren has been identified.

Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halvorson says 21-year-old Kalcie Eagle, of New Town, was the man who stabbed himself to death in front of a deputy and a highway patrolman Sunday night in Parshall.

Halvorson says authorities are still trying to determine what, if any, role Eagle played in the shooting deaths Sunday of 64-year-old Martha Johnson and three of her grandchildren on the Fort Berthold reservation.

Halvorson also says that Eagle lived about a block away from the Johnson home.

FBI spokesman Kyle Loven declined comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

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