Teen stabs 18-year-old Tinder date before attacking elderly woman in Utah

Kane Thomas Fairbank, 18, allegedly attacked a girl he met on Tinder.

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An Deranged Utah Teen Allegedly Stabbed Girl He Just Met on Tinder before attacking a random elderly woman Thursday, authorities said.

Kane Thomas Fairbank, 18, allegedly attacked the girl, also 18, after luring her to Mueller Park outside the town of Bountiful.. The two had met on the dating app just days before, according to a statement from the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said the couple, who had met in person once before, spent several hours together in the park, when he suddenly “forced her into his vehicle” around 6:30 p.m., according to a statement from the police. probable cause obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune.

Fairbank allegedly stabbed the girl multiple times with “a fixed blade nearly a foot long.”According to the document.

The girl was able to defend herself and locate witnesses who “helped create a barrier between Fairbank and the victim,” police said.

Fortunately, the witnesses included two nurses and an EMT who assisted the victim while they waited for responders to arrive.

The teen suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital in critical conditionthe Tribune reported.

Fairbank fled the scene and drove to a gas station in Bountiful where he abandoned the vehicle, police said.

He also tossed the girl’s phone “in an area where he thought it wouldn’t be found” before going on another violent rampage, according to arrest documents.

Fairbank approached a 64-year-old woman in another Bountiful neighborhood and allegedly also stabbed her multiple times., according to the police. The woman received life-threatening injuries.

The second victim struggled with her attacker, who was also helped by witnesses as she fled the scene.

Cops said a “good Samaritan” who saw him nearby held him until he was taken into police custody.

Both victims are now in stable condition while recovering at local hospitals.

Fairbanks told detectives the stabbing was premeditated and that he had planned additional assaults, police said.

He told police that he intended to murder the first victim since he began interacting with her on Tinder.

Investigators wrote that he planned to live out of his car and continue to kill those he “thought were vulnerable,” which he cited as motivation for stabbing the elderly woman.

The teen “spoke at length about killing his parents and siblings with a pickaxe,” according to the probable cause statement, telling detectives that if released, he would continue to kill people he met on social media.

Fairbank is being held in the Davis County Jail. He is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of obstruction of justice and one count of aggravated kidnapping. He is being held without bond, jail records show.

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