A suspect allegedly went on a rampage Wednesday morning at Dyke Industries in Florida, stabbing at least 6 people. The suspect is in custody

By KC Baker
September 11, 2019 11:34 AM
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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.