A suspect allegedly went on a rampage Wednesday morning at Dyke Industries in Florida, stabbing at least 6 people. The suspect is in custody
Multiple people were wounded in a mass stabbing at Dyke Industries, a building materials company in Florida, on Wednesday morning after a man there went on a rampage, say officials.
At a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Tallahassee’s interim police chief said the suspect has been identified as Antwann Demetris Brown, 41.
Brown was a current employee of Dyke Industries, the chief said, noting that Brown had “no performance issues” the department was aware of. However, it was reported that Brown was involved in a verbal dispute of some kind before the alleged rampage occurred, the chief said.
The suspect is now in custody, he noted. The knife appeared to be a small pocket-sized knife, according to the interim chief.
At 8:37 a.m., Tallahassee police were called to a company located in an industrial park, the Tallahassee Police Department said.
Responding officers found multiple stabbing victims and provided immediate medical attention, the Tallahassee Police said.
At least 6 victims were taken to a local hospital, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. They are expected to survive, the interim police chief said.
Bobby Riggins Jr. was on the phone with his wife, Marquitta Campbell, before a job interview at the company when he was allegedly stabbed, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
“The next thing I know, he said, ‘Baby – I’ve been stabbed five times,” Campbell told the Tallahassee Democrat.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated with additional developments.