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Canadian tourist stabbings: in A.C.: The police 911 audio tape

"It's gonna be serious," the police officer says.

Canadian tourist stabbings: in A.C.: The police 911 audio tape

Courtesy of the @AtlanticCity911 twitter feed (not an official police site, but a scanner monitoring twitter feed, here's the police audio feed from the horrible stabbing of two Canadian tourists Monday morning in broad daylight, a half-block from a trauma hospital, a block from the Walk outlets and right near Bally's, at Michigan and Pacific Avenue. Despite the fact that a police officer, Jacob Abbruscato, was there almost immediately, and with the hospital nearby, the women, ages 80 and 47, died within a few hours. The suspect, Atoinette Pelzer, 44, is being held on $2 million bail. Her mother told Action News her daughter was a schizophrenic who was probably off her miedication. The murders couldn't have happened at a worse time for Atlantic City, which just launced its multimillion promotional campaign, DO AC, and markets heavily to the Canadian market, and which had high hopes for the new state run tourism district, in which this occurred. 

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Inquirer staff writer Amy S. Rosenberg has covered Philly police, city neighborhoods, Ed Rendell as mayor, the Jersey shore, Atlantic City, Miss America and the psychology of Eagles fans. She moved to Ventnor on July 3, 1995, which makes her a local, but not really.

Inquirer Staff Writer Jacqueline L. Urgo has spent every summer of her life at the Jersey Shore, and has lived there year-round for nearly 30 years, even fulfilling one of her bucket list dreams by once living in a house by the sea.

Since 1990, she has covered the waterfront for The Inquirer — from the Atlantic to the Delaware Bay shore — and some of the mainland in between. Along the way, she amassed an encyclopedic knowledge of this tear-it-down-and-build-it-back-up region, delving into the history and the hype of a place with a lot of unexpected stories to tell.

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