Man arrested after weekend double stabbing

John Siviter

A man is facing attempted-murder charges after he allegedly stabbed two other men during an argument at a Grand Junction home over the weekend.

John Siviter, 62, was booked into the Mesa County Jail Saturday night on suspicion of two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of felony menacing.

Grand Junction police said they were called to 2754 Unaweep Ave. just after 11 p.m. Saturday on a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, officer found two men with stab wounds to their torsos, as well as another man, later identified as Siviter, who was shouting profanities and asking the victims if they were dead yet. While they were detaining him, police found an empty knife sheath in Siviter’s waistband that matched the brand and shape of one of the two knives found at the scene.

Siviter was taken to the hospital to be medically cleared. During a later interview with police, he said he was trying to “kill everyone” because they were running their mouths, police said in a news release issued this afternoon.

Both victims told police that Siviter retrieved a knife during the argument and attacked one of the men. When the other victim tried to stop the attack, both men were stabbed. Siviter then retrieved an additional knife and made threats to get a gun, according to police.

Both victims were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


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